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Fundamentalism in America : millennialism, identity, and militant religion

Author: Philip H Melling
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1999.
Series: Tendencies.
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"This book challenges the idea that religious fundamentalism can adequately be understood as a paranoid, xenophobic faith. It demonstrates instead how it draws upon a long tradition of evangelical and millennialist scripture in its engagement with issues at the spiritual and ethical core of postmodernity in America." "The author examines the contradictions of fundamentalism as they appear in prophecy, sermon, film  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Melling, Philip H.
Fundamentalism in America.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607468423
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip H Melling
ISBN: 0748609784 9780748609789 0748609776 9780748609772
OCLC Number: 42213187
Description: xiv, 223 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: From Cromwell to the Cordilleras: America's search for the Jew --
Race and promiscuity: millennial ministry and the legacy of Ham --
Prophecy and the literary imagination --
Bill Clinton: the south's lost cause --
Israel in Idaho:political extremism and right-wing religion --
The spacecraft Israel: millennial imagining and new age religion.
Series Title: Tendencies.
Responsibility: Philip Melling.

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Examines the contradictions of fundamentalism as they appear in prophecy, sermon, film and fiction, including work by Gore Vidal, Peter Matthiesen, Thom Jones, Alison Lurie and Pete Dexter.  Read more...

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