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Author Vox, Lisa, author

Title Existential threats : American apocalyptic beliefs in the technological era / Lisa Vox
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc., [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 266 pages)
Contents Secularizing the Apocalypse -- Race, Technology, and the Apocolypse -- Postnuclear Fantasies -- Spaceship Earth -- The Politics of Science and Religion -- Postapocalyptic American Identity -- Post 9/11 Despair
Summary In Existential Threats, Lisa Vox explores the growth of dispensationalist premillennialism alongside scientific understandings of the end of the world and contends that these two allegedly competing visions have converged to create an American apocalyptic imagination
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Americans -- Attitudes -- History -- 20th century
Christianity and culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
End of the world -- Forecasting
End of the world
Eschatology -- Forecasting
Americans -- Attitudes.
Christianity and culture.
End of the world.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0812294017 electronic book
9780812294019 electronic book