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Black mass : apocalyptic religion and the death of utopia

Author: John Gray
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Utopian ideologies of the last century rejected traditional faiths and claimed to be based in science. They were actually secular versions of the myth of Apocalypse - the belief in a world-changing event that brings history, with all its conflicts, to an end. This text argues that the death of Utopia does not mean peace.
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Genre/Form: Utopian fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gray, John, 1948-
Black mass.
London : Allen Lane, 2007
(OCoLC)989690464
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gray
ISBN: 9780713999150 0713999152
OCLC Number: 123113868
Description: 242 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The death of utopia --
Enlightenment and terror in the twentieth century --
Utopia enters the mainstream --
The Americanization of the apocalypse --
Armed missionaries --
Post-apocalypse.
Responsibility: John Gray.

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Utopian ideologies of the last century rejected traditional faiths and claimed to be based in science. They were actually secular versions of the myth of Apocalypse - the belief in a world-changing event that brings history, with all its conflicts, to an end. This text argues that the death of Utopia does not mean peace.

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