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End of the World as We Know It

Faith, Fatalism, and Apocalypse in America

End of the World as We Know It( )
Author: Wojcik, Daniel
ISBN:978-0-8147-9283-4
Publication Date:Aug 1997
Publisher:New York University Press
Imprint:NYU Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $89.00
Book Description:

From religious tomes to current folk prophesies, recorded history reveals a plethora of narratives predicting or showcasing the end of the world. The incident at Waco, the subway bombing by the Japanese cult Aum Supreme Truth, and the tragedy at Jonestown are just a few examples of such apocalyptic scenarios. And these are not isolated incidents; millions of Americans today believe the end of the world is inevitable, either by a divinely ordained plan, nuclear catastrophe,...
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Book Details
Pages:281
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Eschatology
Religion / History
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:1.35 Pounds



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