Armageddon Now: The End of the World from A-Z

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Who knew that doomsday would be so hot? Environmental disasters, Ebola outbreaks, the popularity of reality television, and strife in the Middle East, may all be signs that time has come today. Weak and ailing after the end of the Cold War and the financial spree of the nineties, the timeless notion that the end is near is once again exerting a powerful influence on pop culture, politics, religion, and Mel Gibson. Omens and prophecies, asteroids collisions and nuclear war, oil crises and global warming, fire or ...
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Overview


Who knew that doomsday would be so hot? Environmental disasters, Ebola outbreaks, the popularity of reality television, and strife in the Middle East, may all be signs that time has come today. Weak and ailing after the end of the Cold War and the financial spree of the nineties, the timeless notion that the end is near is once again exerting a powerful influence on pop culture, politics, religion, and Mel Gibson. Omens and prophecies, asteroids collisions and nuclear war, oil crises and global warming, fire or ice, bang or whimper, asteroid or alien, act of God or human folly, Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z is all over doomsday prophecies. From alpha to omega, it is packed with 200 entries and 100 illustrations. Satan, saints, survivalists, and evangelical preachers known for their views on Biblical prophecies receive their due. In the end, the end has never been so thoroughly covered as in Armageddon Now. It's the last word for the end user. So, don't be left behind. Save yourself by buying this book.
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"A-to-Z overview of the history of apocalyptic beliefs. In 200 entries, the Willises (The Religion Book: Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers) tackle such topics as collisions with asteroids, nuclear war, global warming, and more."— Library Journal

"Armageddon Now is well written and informative and not at all pedantic. It is interesting to browse as well as use as a reference resource and is a recommended purchase"— Booklist

"This book would be referred to time and time again as a great reference book . . . I enjoyed it greatly."— Horrornews.net

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This book would be referred to time and time again as a great reference book . . . I enjoyed it greatly.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578591688
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,509,591
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author


Jim Willis is a minister with the United Church of Christ and serves as adjunct professor of comparative religion and cross-cultural studies at Mt. Wachusett Community College. He is the author of "The Religion Book: Places, Prophets, Saints & Seers." Barbara Willis has worked in occupations as varied as real estate, newspaper advertising, the restaurant business, and library research. She also holds religious seminars with Jim. They live in Port Orange, Florida.
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