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Author Fenn, Richard K.

Title Dreams of Glory : the Sources of Apocalyptic Terror
Published Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2007
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Description 1 online resource (166 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Contemporary Christian Mullahs and Their Apocalypticism; 1 The Apocalyptic Vision as Bad Seed; 2 Radical Preachers and Mullahs; 3 Terror and the Apocalyptic Imagination; 4 Apocalyptic Visions as Reaction to Disaster; 5 The Apocalyptic Attack on the Self; 6 Apocalyptic Visions as Ideology; 7 The Test of Time; 8 The Theater and the Courtroom; 9 Free Association; Bibliography; Index
Summary Islam, Judaism, and Christianity are engaged not in a 'clash of civilizations' but in a sectarian conflict among branches of a single civilization traditionally steeped in apocalyptic imagery and beliefs. Apocalypticism is a religious luxury that modern civilizations can no longer afford. Many would agree that the propagandists of the Christian Right have raised apocalyptic tensions to a dangerous level since 9/11, but in this book Fenn takes on the main line church leaders for their role in promoting an apocalyptic view of history
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Subject Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
End of the world -- Comparative studies.
Terrorism -- Religious aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0754682315 (electronic bk.)
9780754682318 (electronic bk.)