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When Time Shall Be No More

Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674951297

Publication Date: 01/01/1994

Academic Trade

488 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

36 halftones in two 8-page inserts

Belknap Press

Studies in Cultural History


  • Preface
  • Prologue: The Hidden World of Prophecy Belief
  • I. The Genre and Its Early Interpreters
    • 1. Origins of the Apocalyptic
    • 2. Rhythms of Prophecy Belief
    • 3. The Premillennial Strand
  • II. Key Themes after World War II
    • 4. The Atomic Bomb and Nuclear War
    • 5. Ezekiel as the First Cold Warrior
    • 6. The Final Chatisement of the Chosen
    • 7. The United States in Prophecy
    • 8. Antichrist, 666, and the Mark of the Beast
  • III. The Enduring Apocalyptic Vision
    • 9. The Continuing Appeal of Prophecy Belief
    • 10. Apocalyptic Portents in a Post–Cold War World
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Credits
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1993 Banta Award, Wisconsin Library Association
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