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An Angel Directs The Storm

Author(s): Michael Northcott

ISBN13: 9780334041160

ISBN10: 0334041163


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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 Statess sacred destiny "at the end of history", a vision that is shared by millions of Americans. The authors trace the roots of American apocalyptic to Puritan Millennialism and contemporary fundamentalist readings of the Book of Revelation. They suggest 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 Holy Roman Empire that leads others into servitude.

  • Michael Northcott

    MICHAEL S. NORTHCOTT is Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh, and an ordained Anglican priest. He is the author of many books including A Moral Climate: the ethics of global warming (DLT 2007)

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