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    • Author

      Stephen D. O'leary (associate Professor, Annenberg School Of Communication, Associate Professor, Annenberg School Of Communication, University Of Southern California)

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Oxford University Press

    • Published

      October 1998

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      Arguing the Apocalypse

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      Apocalyptic expectations of Armageddon and a New Age have been a fixture of the American cultural landscape for centuries. With the approach of the year 2000, such millennial visions seem once again to be increasing in popularity. Stephen O'Leary sheds new light on the age-old phenomenon of the End of the Age by proposing a rhetorical explanation for the appeal of millennialism. Using examples of apocalyptic argument from ancient to modern times, O'Leary identifies the recurring patterns in apocalyptic texts and movements and shows how and why the Christian Apocalypse has been used to support a variety of political stances and programs. The book concludes with a critical review of the recent appearances of doomsday scenarios in our politics and culture, and a meditation on the significance of the Apocalypse in the nuclear age. Arguing the Apocalypse is the most thorough examination of its subject to date: a study of a neglected chapter of our religious and cultural history, a guide to the politics of Armageddon, and a map of millennial consciousness.

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      • Author

        Stephen D. O'leary (associate Professor, Annenberg School Of Communication, Associate Professor, Annenberg School Of Communication, University Of Southern California)

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        Oxford University Press

      • Published

        October 1998

      • Edition

        New edition

      • Weight

        454g

      • Page Count

        336

      • Dimensions

        153 x 229 x 19 mm

      • ISBN

        9780195121254

      • ISBN-10

        0195121252

      • Eden Code

        1146755

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      • Author/Creator: Stephen D. O'leary (associate Professor, Annenberg School Of Communication, Associate Professor, Annenberg School Of Communication, University Of Southern California)

      • ISBN: 9780195121254

      • Publisher: Oxford University Press

      • Release Date: October 1998

      • Weight: 454g

      • Dimensions: 153 x 229 x 19 mm

      • Eden Code: 1146755


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