When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture

When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture

by Paul Boyer
ISBN-10:
067495128X
ISBN-13:
9780674951280
Pub. Date:
09/28/1992
Publisher:
Harvard University Press

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Overview

When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture

'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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674951280
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 09/28/1992
Series: Studies in Cultural History
Pages: 468
Product dimensions: 6.45(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.53(d)

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

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