An Angel Directs the Storm by Michael Northcott
Apocalyptic Religion and American Empire

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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 States's 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.
 

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Michael Northcott is one of Britain's best known specialists in theology and politics, and is Reader in Christian Ethics at the University of Edinburgh.
 
Published December 17, 2004 by I. B. Tauris. 220 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction