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When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture (Studies in Cultural History)

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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.

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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 humankind. 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.

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1993 Banta Award, Wisconsin Library Association

Synopsis:

'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.

About the Author

Paul Boyer was Merle Curti Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Table of Contents

Preface

Prologue: The Hidden World of Prophecy Belief

I. The Genre and Its Early Interpreters

1. Origins of the Apocalyptic

2. Rhythms of Prophecy Belief

3. The Premillennial Strand

II. Key Themes after World War II

4. The Atomic Bomb and Nuclear War

5. Ezekiel as the First Cold Warrior

6. The Final Chatisement of the Chosen

7. The United States in Prophecy

8. Antichrist, 666, and the Mark of the Beast

III. The Enduring Apocalyptic Vision

9. The Continuing Appeal of Prophecy Belief

10. Apocalyptic Portents in a Post-Cold War World

Notes

Acknowledgements

Credits

Index

Illustrations follow pages 144 and 280

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674951297
Author:
Boyer, Paul
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Author:
Boyer, Paul
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Prophecy
Subject:
Twentieth century
Subject:
Millennialism
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Religion - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Harvard Univ PR
Series:
Studies in cultural history
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
January 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 halftones in two 8-page inserts
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 25 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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 humankind. 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.
"Synopsis" by , 1993 Banta Award, Wisconsin Library Association
"Synopsis" by , '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.
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