The Apocalypse Is Everywhere: A Popular History of Americas Favorite Nightmare Anne Collier Rehill

ISBN: 9780313354397

Published: November 12th 2009

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297 pages


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The Apocalypse Is Everywhere: A Popular History of Americas Favorite Nightmare  by  Anne Collier Rehill

The Apocalypse Is Everywhere: A Popular History of Americas Favorite Nightmare by Anne Collier Rehill
November 12th 2009 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 297 pages | ISBN: 9780313354397 | 8.76 Mb

The Apocalypse Is Everywhere: A Popular History of Americas Favorite Nightmare explores why apocalyptic thinking exists, how it has been manifested in Western culture through the ages, and how it has woven itself so thoroughly into our popular culture today.--Beginning with contemporary apocalyptic expressions, the book demonstrates how surprisingly widespread they are. It then discusses how we inherited them and where they arose. Author Annie Rehill surveys the ancient belief systems from which Christianity evolved, including ancient Judaism and other faiths. She explores the vision outlined in the Book of Revelation and traces the apocalyptic thread through the Middle Ages, across the Reformation and Enlightenment, and to the Americas.

Finally, to prove that the Apocalypse is indeed everywhere, Rehill returns to the present to consider the idea of apocalypse as it occurs in movies, books, comics and graphic novels, games, music, and art, as well asin televangelism and even presidential speeches.

Her fascinating scholarship will surely have readers looking about them with new eyes.-



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