The Resource When time shall be no more : prophecy belief in modern American culture, Paul Boyer

When time shall be no more : prophecy belief in modern American culture, Paul Boyer

Label
When time shall be no more : prophecy belief in modern American culture
Title
When time shall be no more
Title remainder
prophecy belief in modern American culture
Statement of responsibility
Paul Boyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 biblical prophecy remains a popular mystery, largely unstudied and little understood. When Time Shall Be No More offers for the first time an in-depth look at the subtle, pervasive ways in which prophecy belief shapes contemporary American thought and culture." "Belief in prophecy dates back to antiquity, and there Paul Boyer begins, seeking out the origins of this particular brand of faith in early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic writings, then tracing its development over time. Against this broad historical overview, the effect of prophecy belief on the events and themes of recent decades emerges in clear and striking detail. Nuclear war, the Soviet Union, Israel and the Middle East, the destiny of the United States, the rise of a computerized global economic order--Boyer shows how impressive feats of exegesis have incorporated all of these in the popular imagination in terms of the Bible's apocalyptic works. Reflecting finally on the tenacity of prophecy belief in our supposedly secular age, Boyer considers the direction such popular conviction might take--and the forms it might assume--in the post-Cold War era." "The product of a four-year immersion in the literature and culture of prophecy belief, When Time Shall Be No More serves as a pathbreaking guide to this vast terra incognita of contemporary American popular thought--a thorough and thoroughly fascinating index to its sources, its implications, and its enduring appeal."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
231.7/45/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BR526
LC item number
.B58 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in cultural history
Label
When time shall be no more : prophecy belief in modern American culture, Paul Boyer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-444) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of the apocalyptic -- Rhythms of prophecy belief -- Premillennial strand -- Atomic bomb and nuclear war -- Ezekiel as the first cold warrior -- Final chastisement of the chosen -- United States in prophecy -- Antichrist, 666, and the mark of the beast -- Continuing appeal of prophecy belief -- Apocalyptic portents in a post-cold war world
Control code
ocn456202713
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 468 pages, [16] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674028616
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b35509144
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)456202713
  • pebcs0674028619
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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