Dreams of Glory: The Sources of Apocalyptic Terror

Dreams of Glory: The Sources of Apocalyptic Terror

Richard K. Fenn


Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are engaged no longer in a 'clash of civilizations' yet in a sectarian clash between branches of a unmarried civilization typically steeped in apocalyptic imagery and ideology. Apocalypticism is a spiritual luxurious that smooth civilizations can not come up with the money for. Many may agree that the propagandists of the Christian correct have raised apocalyptic tensions to a perilous point given that Sept. 11, yet during this publication Richard Fenn takes at the mainline church leaders for his or her position in selling an apocalyptic view of background. those that maintain apocalyptic ideals in a good position in spiritual religion and perform needs to undergo their percentage of accountability for international terror. it isn't merely tragic yet ironic that the church buildings have given apocalyptic literature the sort of first rate position of their sacred texts, as the apocalyptic mind's eye itself has its resources in non-Biblical literature: the Hellenistic prophesies that gave convenience and braveness to the sufferers of battle within the close to and heart east from the time of Alexander the nice and Darius. Fenn is going directly to carry apocalyptic lovers within the mainline church buildings, in addition to at the correct, answerable for retaining previous grievances alive of their calls for for an afternoon of ultimate reckoning, and he demonstrates that totalitarian and imperial regimes have made potent use of apocalyptic literature to justify their very own violence and to terrify their matters and enemies.

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