When time shall be no more : prophecy belief in modern American culture /

"Millions of Americans take the Bible at its word and turn to like-minded local ministers and TV preachers, periodicals and paperbacks for help in finding their place in God's prophetic plan for mankind. And yet, influential as this phenomenon is in the worldview of so many, the belief in...

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Main Author: Boyer, Paul S.
Format: Book
Published:Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.
Series:Studies in cultural history.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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

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