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Naming the Antichrist: History of An American Obsession

Hardback|Jan 1995
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"An intelligent history of how Americans have tended to see the world asthe battleground between absolute good and absolute evil....A fascinating andwell-written account."--Kirkus Reviews


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"An intelligent history of how Americans have tended to see the world asthe battleground between absolute good and absolute evil....A fascinating andwell-written account."--Kirkus Reviews
-Publisher

The Antichrist, though mentioned a mere four times in the Bible, and then only obscurely, has exercised a tight hold on popular imagination throughout history. This has been particularly true in the U.S., says author Robert C. Fuller, where Americans have tended to view our nation as uniquely blessed by God--a belief that leaves us especially prone to demonizing our enemies. In Naming the Antichrist, Fuller takes us on a fascinating journey through the dark side of the American religious psyche, from the earliest American colonists right up to contemporary fundamentalists such as Pat Robertson and Hal Lindsey. ^ Fuller begins by offering a brief history of the idea of the Antichrist and its origins in the apocalyptic thought in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and traces the eventual 71Gws how the colonists saw Antichrist personified in native Americans and French Catholics, in Anne Hutchinson, Roger Williams, and the witches of Salem, in the Church of England and the King. He looks
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 87158
  • Product Code 0195082443
  • EAN 9780195082449
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Jan 1995
  • Dimensions 241 x 162 x 23mm
  • Weight 0.520kg

Robert Fuller

Robert C. Fuller is Caterpillar Professor of Religious Studies at Bradley University and author of ten books, including "Religious Revolutionaries: The Rebels Who Reshaped American Religion" and "Spiritual, But Not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America".

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