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The end of the world as we know it : faith, fatalism, and apocalypse in America

Author: Daniel Wójcik
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1997.
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Examining the doomsday scenarios and apocalyptic predictions of visionaries, televangelists, survivalists, and various other endtimes enthusiasts, as well as popular culture, film, music, fashion, and humor, Daniel Wojcik sheds new light on America's fascination with worldly destruction and transformation. He explores the origins of contemporary apocalyptic beliefs and compares religious and secular apocalyptic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Wójcik
ISBN: 0814792839 9780814792834
OCLC Number: 36597661
Description: ix, 281 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Approaching doomsday : the contours of American apocalyptic belief --
The American apocalyptic legacy --
Signs of the endtimes : Hal Lindsey and dispensationalist prophecy beliefs --
Apocalyptic apparitions of the Virgin Mary in New York City --
Secular apocalyptic themes in the nuclear era --
Fatalism and apocalyptic beliefs --
The transformation of apocalyptic traditions in the post-cold war era --
Emergent apocalyptic beliefs about UFOs and extraterrestrial beings --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Daniel Wojcik.
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Suitable both for scholars and for general readers, this is an analysis of doomsday cults and apocalyptic anxiety in American culture.  Read more...

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"The End of the World As We Know It makes accessible to both scholars and general readers the amazing panorama of millenarian scenarios abounding in America at the end of the millennium." -Robert S. Read more...

 
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