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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 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 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 begins by offering a brief history of the idea of the Antichrist and its origins in the apocalyptic thought in the Judeo Christian tradition and traces the eventual 71Gws how the colonists saw Antichrist personified in native Americans and Fre. Will 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 at Bradley University and his writing style is precise and engaging He carries us through dozens of America s apocalyptic enemies so named the Antichrist by vigilant stalkers of the Beast going clear back to King George III in 1777 Yankees Masons liberals communists Catholics unions feminists socialists modernists few people have escaped demonization by various clergy in the cosmic war of good versus evil Popes world leaders diplomats and too liberal preachers are identified by name Just wars are fought under the banner of God spurred by apocalyptic lyrics such as the Battle Hymn of the Republic Entire nations are portrayed as evil empires even from the presidential pulpit compared to the Gog of Ezekiel and Revelation Charles Taylor solved the sinister mystery of Gog Gromkyo Ogarkov and Gorbachev with that birthmark on the latter s head surely disclosing his beastly identityBeware anyone preaching tolerance advocating pluralism striving for universal brotherhood saving the whales or hoping for world peace Fuller rightfully observes in the final line of his book that this relentless obsession with the Antichrist appears to have done to forestall than to signal the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth Written before the turn of the century Fuller s book surely struck a chord with readers mystified by the manic draw of the millennium end At the time over half of adult Americans expected the imminent return of Jesus accompanied by the fulfillment of cataclysmic biblical prophecies including the appearance of Revelation s Beast The whole obsession would be comical to me had it died before my own lifetime but when Fuller got to the 70 s the tone turned somber I remember the panic over communism the demonization of Kissinger and Gorbachev s antichristic delusion that peace was possible I remember counting the letters in Ronald Wilson Reagan to reach 666 I remember when Greece became the tenth member of the EEC completing the ten horns of Revelation s beast Had the rediculousness ended with the printing of 2001 calendars I could write it all off as the nonsense of a prior age but it hasn t Our newest president has far and wide been the subject of this same religious madnessThe Antichrist may never fade away but thank goodness for reasonable studies like this one to help us understand and cope with this odd cultural phenomenon in the United States A must readOxford University Press 1995 232 pagesISBN 0 19 508244 3

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Nch 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 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 contemporary fundamentalist writers such as Hal Lindsey author of The Late Great Planet Earth with some 19 million copies sold Mary Stewart Relfe whose candidates for the Antich. One 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 the huge ties between American history and a religious pretext American governments can use the excuse of fighting for god Seems ludicrous but fuller outlines how this has been done since before the American revolution Hugely recommended read for anyone interested in American history religious or not Fantastic read


9 thoughts on “Naming the Antichrist The History of an American Obsession

  1. says:

    I 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

  2. says:

    Target audience Anyone interested in apocalypticism history of Protestantism religious psychology and the AntichristAbout the author According t

  3. says:

    Will the Antichrist never uit dogging us?This 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 R

  4. says:

    One 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 vi

  5. says:

    As someone who grew up in a fundamentalist household I knew of the Antichrist from very early memory What I didn't realize

  6. says:

    Good academic overview of Protestant apocalyptic thought in America It explains why some of those on the religi

  7. says:

    This 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

  8. says:

    This 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

  9. says:

    One of the best overviews of American evangelical apocalyptic thought

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