By Michael Northcott
This passionately argued publication offers the 1st in-depth research of the non secular politics of present American neo-conservatism. It indicates that at the back of the neo-imperialism of the White condominium and George W. Bush lies an apocalyptic imaginative and prescient of the United States's sacred future "at the tip of history", a imaginative and prescient that's shared through hundreds of thousands of american citizens. The authors hint the roots of yank apocalyptic to Puritan Millennialism and modern fundamentalist readings of the booklet of Revelation. They recommend that americans urgently have to recuperate a critique of Empire of the type espoused by way of the founding father of Christianity - in any other case danger turning into idolaters of a brand new Holy Roman Empire that leads others into servitude.
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An Angel Directs The Storm: Apocalyptic Religion And American Empire by Michael Northcott