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review å Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession ð ➥ [Epub] ➟ Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession By Robert C. Fuller ➯ – Citybells.co.uk The Antichrist though mentioned a mere four times in the Bible and then only obscurely has exercised a tight[Epub] Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession By Robert C. Fuller Citybells.co.uk The Antichrist though mentioned a mere four times in the Bible and then only obscurely has exercised a tight hold on popular imagination throughout history This has been particularly true in the US sa The Antichrist though mentioned Antichrist The MOBI a mere four times in the Bible and then only obscurely has exercised a tight hold on popular imagination throughout history This has been particularly true in the US says author Robert C Fuller where Americans have tended to view our nation as uniuely blessed by God a belief that leaves us especially prone Naming the ePUB to demonizing our enemies In Naming the Antichrist Fuller takes us on a fascinating journey through the dark side of the American religious psyche from the earliest American colonists right up to contemporary fundamentalists such as Pat Robertson and Hal Lindsey Fuller.

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Emporary fundamentalist writers such as Hal Lindsey author of The Late Great Planet Earth with some million copies sold Mary Stewart Relfe whose candidates for the Antichrist have included such figures as Henry Kissinger Pope John Paul II and Anwar Sadat and a host of others who have found Antichrist in the sinister guise of the European Economic Community the National Council of Churches feminism New Age religions and even supermarket barcodes and fibre optics the latter functioning as the eye of the Antichrist Throughout Fuller reveals in vivid detail how our uniue American obsession with the Antichrist reflects the struggle to understand ourselves and our enemies within the mythic context of the battle of absolute good versus absolute evil From the Scofield Reference Bible no other book had greater impact on the American Antichrist tradition to the Scopes Monkey Trial Fuller provides an informative and often startling look at a thread that weaves persistently throughout American religious and cultural lif.

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Naming the Antichrist The History of an American ObsessionBegins by offering a brief history of the idea of the Antichrist and its origins in the the Antichrist The PDF apocalyptic thought in the Judeo Christian tradition and traces the eventual Gws how the colonists saw Antichrist personified in native Americans and French Catholics in Anne Hutchinson Roger Williams and the witches of Salem in the Church of England and the King He looks at the Second Great Awakening in the early nineteenth century showing how such prominent Americans the Antichrist The History of PDF/EPUB ² as Yale president Timothy Dwight and the Reverend Jedidiah Morse father of Samuel Morse saw the work of the Antichrist in phenomena ranging from the French Revolution to Masonry In the twentieth century he finds a startling array of hate mongers from Gerald Winrod who vilified Roosevelt as a pawn of the Antichrist to the Ku Klux Klan who drew on apocalyptic imagery in their attacks on Jews Catholics blacks socialists and others Finally Fuller considers cont.

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  • David

    review å Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession Naming the Antichrist The History of an American ObsessionI read this as part of a little background research for a book I'm pretty sure I'm never going to actually write This is a mostly fascinating history of our American habit of labeling our adversaries The Antichrist Be they political religious or otherwise anyone who opposes certain wings of Christianity in the United States is almost invariably not just a person you disagree with but a harbinger of the end timesThe book itself is solid scholarship and generally illuminating although it does tend to repeat itself a little bit as the same uote will surface and re


  • Catalin Negru

    review å Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession Naming the Antichrist The History of an American ObsessionTarget audience Anyone interested in apocalypticism history of Protestantism religious psychology and the AntichristAbout the author According to Bradley University Robert C Fuller is an authority on American religious thought he regularly serves as a resource to the news media and has appeared on the History Channel’s two part series on the “Antichrist” Canadian Cable television’s “What I Believe” and on Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” He is a sought aft


  • Lee Harmon

    review å Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession Naming the Antichrist The History of an American ObsessionWill the Antichrist never uit dogging usThis is a fascinating peek into America’s obsession with the Antichrist from the time of our founding as a nation until today While the Bible speaks of antichrists in only two short books–First and Second John–and while these passages refer only to people who have already lived fundamentalist churches 2000 years later still anticipate the arrival of a demonic force akin to Revelation’s Beast of the Sea This “Antichrist” may take the form of an organization like the Catholic Church or a person like Mussolini depending upon whoever is in the news at the time In latter times the Antichrist has been discovered in computers bar codes rock music and the Susan B Anthony coinFuller is an oft published professor of religious studies


  • Jeff

    review å Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession Naming the Antichrist The History of an American ObsessionOne of my favourite books of all time I had to read this one in university and it completely engaged me and still does after the tenth read through Fuller traces the American historical culture intertwining it with this concept of the antichrist An antichrist that has little to no actual existence in the bible itself Essentially the connection between America and this concept is a form of a justification of violence The use of the antichrist model allows Americans specifically American government to demonize the enemy and thus justify violent action against said enemy With


  • Steve Wiggins

    review å Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession Naming the Antichrist The History of an American ObsessionAs someone who grew up in a fundamentalist household I knew of the Antichrist from very early memory What I didn't realize even with a formal theological education is that there is no such character as the Antichrist in the Bible As Fuller clearly shows the word antichrist appears only twice and does not refer to a specific person Neither reference is in the book of Revelation as would be expectedEarly in Christian history the church fathers started to make the connection between antichrist and the Beast in Revelation These two images were conflated into a character that has lingering influence in both conservative Christianity and popular culture For example the movie The Omen with all of its seuels and remakes makes no sense without this cobbled together characterFuller treats this development fairly well showing how the culture of fear that Evangelicals faced in the light of modernism led to the


  • Sally

    review å Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession Naming the Antichrist The History of an American ObsessionGood academic overview of Protestant apocalyptic thought in America It explains why some of those on the religious right are immune to appeals to reason common sense the common good etc Only their own interpretation of the Bible history and current events carries any weight In fact many of them see reason science social justice peace interfaith understanding and the environmental movement as the deceptively attractive appearance assumed by the Antichrist to lead people astray One criticism of the book is that especially for colonial and revolutionary times the author isn't clear about how many people held these beliefs writing as if they were the norm which I don't believe they were In those days there was a great variety of Christians as well as many people who really didn't care much about religion one way or another The ef


  • Daniel Silliman

    review å Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession Naming the Antichrist The History of an American ObsessionThis overview of American evangelical apocalyptic thinking has some serious problems For one the attempted breadth means putting disparate things together and acting like they're the same For another the book offers the standard psychologized interpretation of apocalyptic thinking missing a lot of important detail and nuance At points it seems the book is intent on explaining away apocalyptic thinking than explaining it Could still serve as a decent starting point eg


  • Martha

    review å Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession Naming the Antichrist The History of an American ObsessionThis is an excellent history of this obsession It is well written and very understandable even to laymen It lays out this obsession in the US and among many Christians I would recommend it to anyone with interest in this subject


  • Alford Wayman

    review å Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession Naming the Antichrist The History of an American ObsessionOne of the best overviews of American evangelical apocalyptic thought