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The last myth : what the rise of apocalyptic thinking tells us about America / Mathew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles.

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Author/Creator:
Gross, Mathew Barrett, 1972-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, c2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • 254 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction: The end of the world?
  • The apocalyptic decade
  • The past is a foreign country
  • The evolution of the apocalypse
  • The rapture of America
  • 5. The apocalypse will take a little while
  • In defense of a worldview
  • Beyond the last myth.
Summary:
Presents an analysis of the prevalence of apocalyptic thinking in America, discussing its Puritan roots in a Judeo-Christian world view and emphasizing the need to distinguish between imagined perils and real world problems that need solving.
Contributor:
Gilles, Mel, 1973-
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ISBN:
9781616145736
1616145730

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