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The last myth : what the rise of apocalyptic thinking tells us about America

Author: Mathew Barrett Gross; Mel Gilles
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, ©2012.
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Presents an analysis of the prevalence of apocalyptic thinking in America, discussing its Puritan roots in a Judeo-Christian world view and emphasizing the need to distingush between imagined perils and real world problems that need solving.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mathew Barrett Gross; Mel Gilles
ISBN: 9781616145736 1616145730
OCLC Number: 761383858
Description: 254 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The End of the World? --
1. The Apocalyptic Decade --
2. The Past Is a Foreign Country --
3. The Evolution of the Apocalypse --
4. The Rapture of America --
5. The Apocalypse Will Take a Little While --
6. In Defense of a Worldview --
7. Beyond the Last Myth --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: by Mathew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles.

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Presents an analysis of the prevalence of apocalyptic thinking in America, discussing its Puritan roots in a Judeo-Christian world view and emphasizing the need to distingush between imagined perils and real world problems that need solving.

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