An Angel Directs the Storm Hardback

Apocalyptic Religion and American Empire

by Michael S. Northcott;

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An Angel Directs the Storm

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This passionately argued book provides the first in-depth investigation of the religious politics of current American neo-conservatism. It shows that behind the neo-imperialism of the White House and George W. Bush lies an apocalyptic vision of the United States's sacred destiny 'at the end of history', a vision that is shared by millions of Americans. Michael Northcott traces the roots of American apocalyptic to Puritan Millennialism and contemporary fundamentalist readings of the Book of Revelation. He suggests that Americans urgently need to recover a critique of Empire of the kind espoused by the founder of Christianity - or else risk becoming idolaters of a new Roman Empire that leads others into servitude.

An Angel Directs the Storm by Michael S. Northcott was published by I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd in September 2004. The ISBN for An Angel Directs the Storm is 9781850434788.

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Details for An Angel Directs the Storm

Page last updated 17th October 2014
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (September 2004)
Number of Pages220
Thickness21 mm
Height216 mm
Width134 mm
Product Code1201256
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