When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture

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Januar 1994



This text examines the subtle, pervasive ways in which the belief in biblical prophecy shapes contemporary American thought and culture, tracing the origins and development of the strange complex of biblical exegesis and journalistic manipulation.


Preface Prologue: The Hidden World of Prophecy Belief I. The Genre and Its Early Interpreters 1. Origins of the Apocalyptic 2. Rhythms of Prophecy Belief 3. The Premillennial Strand II. Key Themes after World War II 4. The Atomic Bomb and Nuclear War 5. Ezekiel as the First Cold Warrior 6. The Final Chatisement of the Chosen 7. The United States in Prophecy 8. Antichrist, 666, and the Mark of the Beast III. The Enduring Apocalyptic Vision 9. The Continuing Appeal of Prophecy Belief 10. Apocalyptic Portents in a Post-Cold War World Notes Acknowledgements Credits Index Illustrations follow pages 144 and 280


Paul Boyer, Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


Paul Boyer traces the roots and branches of the rich, strange complex of biblical exegesis and twisted journalism that he calls 'prophecy belief.' When Time Shall Be No More exhaustively describes a strange species of rabid predictions of the wrath to come. -- Anthony Grafton New Republic A splendid, rigorously documented treatise, as up to date as the morning newspaper...No book provides more comprehensive information about the awesome degree to which Biblical literalism and prophetic fervor have invaded the hearts and minds of Americans, rich and poor, educated and ignorant...[Those] who read the book can laugh and weep. -- Martin Gardner Washington Post Book World Splendid... [A] compelling cultural history. -- L. S. Klepp Village Voice Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780674951297
ISBN: 0674951298
Untertitel: 'Studies in Cultural History'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1994
Seitenanzahl: 488 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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