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The Paranoid Apocalypse

Author : Richard Landes
ISBN : 9780814748923
Genre : History
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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, first published in Russia around 1905, claimed to be the captured secret protocols from the first Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897 describing a plan by the Jewish people to achieve global domination. While the document has been proven to be fake, much of it plagiarized from satirical anti-Semitic texts, it had a major impact throughout Europe during the first half of the 20th century, particularly in Germany. After World War II, the text was further denounced. Anyone who referred to it as a genuine document was seen as an ignorant hate-monger. Yet there is abundant evidence that The Protocols is resurfacing in many places. The Paranoid Apocalypse re-examines the text’s popularity, investigating why it has persisted, as well as larger questions about the success of conspiracy theories even in the face of claims that they are blatantly counterfactual and irrational. It considers the medieval pre-history of The Protocols, the conditions of its success in the era of early twentieth-century secular modernity, and its post-Holocaust avatars, from the Muslim world to Walmart and Left-wing anti-American radicalism. Contributors argue that the key to The Protocols’ longevity is an apocalyptic paranoia that lays the groundwork not only for the myth’s popularity, but for its implementation as a vehicle for genocide and other brutal acts.
Category: History

Plotting Apocalypse

Author : Jennie Chapman
ISBN : 9781617039041
Genre : Literary Criticism
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It is the not-too-distant future, and the rapture has occurred. Every born-again Christian on the planet has, without prior warning, been snatched from the earth to meet Christ in the heavens, while all those without the requisite faith have been left behind to suffer the wrath of the Antichrist as the earth enters into its final days. This is the premise that animates the enormously popular cultural phenomenon that is the Left Behind series of prophecy novels, co-written by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins and published between 1995 and 2007. But these books are more than fiction: it is the sincere belief of many evangelicals that these events actually will occur—soon. Plotting Apocalypse delves into the world of rapture, prophecy, and tribulation in order to account for the extraordinary cultural salience of these books and the impact of the world they project. Through penetrating readings of the novels, Chapman shows how the series offers a new model of evangelical agency for its readership. The novels teach that although believers are incapable of changing the course of a future that has been preordained by God, they can become empowered by learning to read the prophetic books of the Bible—and the signs of the times—correctly. Reading and interpretation become key indices of agency in the world that Left Behind limns. Plotting Apocalypse reveals the significant cultural work that Left Behind performs in developing a counter-narrative to the passivity and fatalism that can characterize evangelical prophecy belief. Chapman’s arguments may bear profound implications for the future of American evangelicalism and its interactions with culture, society, and politics.
Category: Literary Criticism

Apocalypse Observed

Author : John R. Hall
ISBN : 9781134651245
Genre : Social Science
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Apocalypse Observed is about religious violence. By analyzing five of the most notorious cults of recent years, the authors present a fascinating and revealing account of religious sects and conflict. Cults covered include: * the apocalypse at Jonestown * the Branch Davidians at Waco * the violent path of Aum Shinrikyo * the mystical apocalypse of the Solar Temple * the mass suicide of Heaven's Gate. Through comparative case studies and in-depth analysis, the authors show how religious violence can erupt not simply from the beliefs of the cult followers or the personalities of their leaders, but also from the way in which society responds to the cults in its midst.
Category: Social Science

Heaven On Earth

Author : Richard Landes
ISBN : 9780199831814
Genre : Religion
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Millennialists through the ages have looked forward to the apocalyptic moment that will radically transform society into heaven on earth. They have delivered withering critiques of their own civilizations and promised both the impending annihilation of the forces of evil and the advent of a perfect society. And all their promises have invariably failed. We tend, therefore, to dismiss these prophets of doom and salvation as crackpots and madmen, and not surprisingly historians of our secular era have tended to underestimate their impact on our modern world. Now, Richard Landes offers a lucid and ground-breaking analysis of this widely misunderstood phenomenon. This long-awaited study shows that many events typically regarded as secular--including the French Revolution, Marxism, Bolshevism, Nazism--not only contain key millennialist elements, but follow the apocalyptic curve of enthusiastic launch, disappointment and (often catastrophic) re-entry into "normal time." Indeed, as Landes examines the explicit millennialism behind such recent events as the emergence of Global Jihad since 1979, he challenges the common notion that modern history is largely driven by secular interests. By focusing on ten widely different case studies, none of which come from Judaism or Christianity, he shows that millennialism is not only a cultural universal, but also an extremely adaptive social phenomenon that persists across the modern and post-modern divides. At the same time, he also offers valuable insight into the social and psychological factors that drive such beliefs. Ranging from ancient Egypt to modern-day UFO cults and global Jihad, Heaven on Earth both delivers an eye-opening revisionist argument for the significance of millennialism throughout history and alerts the reader to the alarming spread of these ideologies in our world today.
Category: Religion

The Definition Of Anti Semitism

Author : Kenneth L. Marcus
ISBN : 9780199375646
Genre : Antisemitism
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This is the first book-length study to explore, in the context of the new anti-Semitism, the question that has become central to its field of scholarship: What is anti-Semitism? It explains how the failure to define anti-Semitism properly has exacerbated regulatory paralysis at a regulatory agency responsible for combating it. It explores the various ways in which anti-Semitism has been defined, demonstrates the weaknesses in prior efforts, develops a new definition of anti-Semitism, and explain the implications for efforts to combat this problem.
Category: Antisemitism

Politics And Apocalypse

Author : Robert Hamerton-Kelly
ISBN : UVA:X030248699
Genre : History
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Politics & Apocalypse is the inaugural issue of the Studies in Violence, Mimesis, and Culture series. To most, the word apocalypse signifies destruction, death, the end of the world. The literal definition is "revelation" or "unveiling," the basis from which renowned theologian Reneacute; Girard builds his own view of Biblical apocalypse. In this volume, some of the major thinkers about the interpenetration of politics and religion-including Eric Voegelin, Leo Strauss, and Carl Schmitt-are scrutinized by some of today's most qualified scholars, all of whom are thoroughly versed in Girard's groundbreaking work.
Category: History

Apocalypse

Author : Dean Crawford
ISBN : 9781451659511
Genre : Fiction
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A former war correspondent, a double murder, and a physicist who can predict the future: the third thriller from internationally bestselling author Dean Crawford is his best yet. In the notorious Bermuda Triangle, a private jet vanishes without a trace, taking with it scientists working for the world-famous philanthropist Joaquin Abell. Meanwhile, Captain Kyle Sears is called to a murder scene in Miami. A woman and her daughter have both been shot through the head. But within moments of arriving, Sears receives a phone call from the woman’s husband, physicist Charles Purcell. “I did not kill my wife and child,” he says. “In less than twenty-four hours I will be murdered and I know the man who will kill me. My murderer does not yet know that he will commit the act.” With uncanny accuracy, Purcell goes on to predict the immediate future just as it unfolds around Sears, and leaves clues for a man he’s never met, former war correspondent Ethan Warner. The hunt is on to find Purcell, and Warner is summoned by the Defense Intelligence Agency to lead the search. But this is no ordinary case, as Warner and his partner, Nicola Lopez, are about to discover. The future has changed its course, and timing is everything. The end is just beginning . . . Relentlessly fast-paced and action-packed, Apocalypse combines realistic science, suspense, and intrigue to create an ingenious blockbuster thriller.
Category: Fiction

Arguing The Apocalypse

Author : Stephen D. O'Leary
ISBN : UOM:49015002035492
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The book concludes with a critical review of the recent appearances of doomsday scenarios in our politics and culture, and a meditation on the significance of the Apocalypse in the nuclear age.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Zombie Games Origins Free Zombie Apocalypse Adventure

Author : Kristen Middleton
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Genre : Fiction
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Written by New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Middleton. Seventeen year old Cassandra Wild thought living in the chaos of her mother's home daycare and dealing with her developing feelings for Bryce, her new Martial Arts' instructor, was a struggle, until the night her world turned upside down. When an untested vaccine kills more than just a rampant flu virus, Cassie learns how to survive in a world where the dead walk and the living...run! This book is a free download featuring zombies, adventure, and horror during the zombie apocalypse in a post-apocalyptic world. It is recommended for mature teens and older and fans of Walking Dead. KEYWORDS: free horror, young adult, free horror books to read, free ebooks, freebies, free stories, free zombie stories, free zombie fiction, adventure, free teen books, free teen horror, zombie stories, dystopian, zombie apocalypse, walking dead, dark fantasy, humor, paranormal romance, scary stories, zombie series, zombie stories, supernatural, free supernatural, free horror, free dystopian, free fantasy, free teen books, free adventure books, free action books, free zombie books, zombie apocalypse series, zombie thriller, post-apocalyptic, zombie horror, zombie Armageddon, zombie series, dystopian
Category: Fiction

Hoarders Doomsday Preppers And The Culture Of Apocalypse

Author : Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
ISBN : 9781137468086
Genre : Social Science
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The culture of twenty-first century America revolves around narcissistic death, violence, and visions of doom. Foster explores this culture of the apocalypse, from hoarding and gluttony to visions of the post-apocalyptic world.
Category: Social Science

Apocalypse Crucible

Author : Mel Odom
ISBN : 1414324103
Genre : Fiction
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Danger and personal crisis on land, sea, and in the air combine with a level of spiritual warfare that is unparalleled in a Christian book. Crucible is a page-turning thriller that runs side by side with the phenomenal Left Behind series that has sold in excess of 55 million copies. The world is exploding in confusion and terror following the disappearances in book one, Apocalypse Dawn. Meanwhile, Army Rangers and Marine Special Forces are struggling to keep the peace, while fighting spiritual battles of their own in the sands of Turkey and back home.
Category: Fiction

Apocalypse Maybe

Author : Dennis Doph
ISBN : 9781465329363
Genre : Poetry
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Dennis doph has lived life in the spotlinght, from babyhood on. Featured on the ivory snow box at age six months, he morphed From perfect uberkraut baby to a serious number, pushing the Nudity envelope off-broadway, in Hollywood, and right out on The street. After a career in film restoration, Dennis doph made the leap to waiver theater as the author of controversial plays Like the day doris came out of the closet. APOCALYPSE (MAYBE) WILL BE FOLLOWED IN 2008 BY ITS ROUGH BROTHER psycho boulevard. http://www.apocalypsemaybe.com
Category: Poetry

Apocalypse Overture

Author : Harvey Beach
ISBN : 1467884162
Genre : Fiction
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By the mid-twenty-third-century fifteen billion people inhabit Earth. And they are all greedy. The gap between exponential demand for non-sustainable technology and non-renewable resource depletion is hitting crisis point. The competition between the global mega-corporations and cartels is getting increasingly ruthless and violent. Fossil fuels, uranium, raw materials and even food are worth killing for. Lackey governments cannot stop it. They don't want to - it's their riches as well. Bridging the gap is BARC, the vast, global renewable resources and sustainable technology group and a few others. But the gap is becoming untenable. Can a way be found to avoid the crisis before mere savage competition deteriorates into outright worldwide Resource Wars?
Category: Fiction

Apocalypse Of The Dead

Author : Joe McKinney
ISBN : 9780786025992
Genre : Fiction
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And The Dead Shall Rise. . . Two hellish years. That's how long it's been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose up from the ruins. The cities were quarantined; the infected, contained. Any unlucky survivors were left to fend for themselves. A feast for the dead. And The Living Shall Gather. . . One boatload of refugees manages to make it out alive--but one passenger carries the virus. Within weeks, the zombie epidemic spreads across the globe. Now, retired U.S. Marshal Ed Moore must lead a group of strangers to safety, searching for sanctuary from the dead. A last chance for the living. Let The Battle Begin. In the North Dakota Grasslands, bands of survivors converge upon a single outpost. Run by a self-appointed preacher of fierce conviction--and frightening beliefs--it may be humanity's only hope. But Ed Moore and the others refuse to enter a suicide pact. They'd rather stand and fight in the final battle against the zombies. An apocalypse of the dead. "One of those rare books that starts fast and never ever lets up. . . a rollercoaster ride of action, violence and zombie horror." --Bram Stoker Award-winning author Jonathan Maberry on Dead City "Gritty suspense. . .You're gonna like this guy." --Tom Monteleone "A rising star on the horror scene."--Fearnet.com
Category: Fiction

Apocalypse Dawn

Author : Mel Odom
ISBN : 141432409X
Genre : Fiction
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2004 Christy Award finalist! From the decks of U.S. Navy carriers patrolling the Mediterranean to Fort Benning, Georgia, and the dusty sands of the Turkish-Syrian border, this new suspense thriller runs side by side with the phenomenal series that has sold more than 50 million copies. New characters and situations are added to those from the already explosive Left Behind series to raise the tension to a fever pitch. With technical accuracy from the same people who create best-selling military thrillers, this new series will satisfy the fans of the original Left Behind series who are looking for more.
Category: Fiction

Apocalypse In Oklahoma

Author : Mark S. Hamm
ISBN : UOM:49015003457141
Genre : Political Science
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He considers the importance of April 19 as a symbolic date for the radical right; discusses the role of Christian Identity, a theology that gives the blessing of God to the racist cause; and examines the significance of The Turner Diaries, a popular novel among militia groups that details a blueprint for anti-government violence. Hamm also discloses that a plan to bomb the Murrah Building was devised as early as 1983 by Christian Identity member Richard Wayne Snell. The author offers bold insights into the ways in which suspects Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were motivated by these influences. Hamm delves into the differences and similarities of their backgrounds, revealing that the seeds for the destructive blast may have been planted when these two men were brought together in the U.S. Army.
Category: Political Science

The Colorful Apocalypse

Author : Greg Bottoms
ISBN : 9780226066875
Genre : Art
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The Reverend Howard Finster was twenty feet tall, suspended in darkness. Or so he appeared in the documentary film that introduced a teenaged Greg Bottoms to the renowned outsider artist whose death would help inspire him, fourteen years later, to travel the country. Beginning in Georgia with a trip to Finster’s famous Paradise Gardens, his journey—of which The Colorful Apocalypse is a masterly chronicle—is an unparalleled look into the lives and visionary works of some of Finster’s contemporaries: the self-taught evangelical artists whose beliefs and oeuvres occupy the gray area between madness and Christian ecstasy. With his prodigious gift for conversation and quietly observant storytelling, Bottoms draws us into the worlds of such figures as William Thomas Thompson, a handicapped ex-millionaire who painted a 300-foot version of the book of Revelation; Norbert Kox, an ex-member of the Outlaws biker gang who now lives as a recluse in rural Wisconsin and paints apocalyptic visual parables; and Myrtice West, who began painting to express the revelatory visions she had after her daughter was brutally murdered. These artists’ works are as wildly varied as their life stories, but without sensationalizing or patronizing them, Bottoms—one of today’s finest young writers—gets at the heart of what they have in common: the struggle to make sense, through art, of their difficult personal histories. In doing so, he weaves a true narrative as powerful as the art of its subjects, a work that is at once an enthralling travelogue, a series of revealing biographical portraits, and a profound meditation on the chaos of despair and the ways in which creativity can help order our lives.
Category: Art

The Art Of Eating Through The Zombie Apocalypse

Author : Lauren Wilson
ISBN : 9781940363363
Genre : Cooking
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Just because the undead’s taste buds are atrophying doesn’t mean yours have to! You duck into the safest-looking abandoned house you can find and hold your breath as you listen for the approaching zombie horde you’ve been running from all day. You hear a gurgling sound. Is it the undead? No—it’s your stomach. When the zombie apocalypse tears down life and society as we know it, it will mean no more take out, no more brightly lit, immaculately organized aisles of food just waiting to be plucked effortlessly off the shelves. No more trips down to the local farmers’ market. No more microwaved meals in front of the TV or intimate dinner parties. No, when the undead rise, eating will be hard, and doing it successfully will become an art. The Art of Eating through the Zombie Apocalypse is a cookbook and culinary field guide for the busy zpoc survivor. With more than 80 recipes (from Overnight of the Living Dead French Toast and It’s Not Easy Growing Greens Salad to Down & Out Sauerkraut, Honey & Blackberry Mead, and Twinkie Trifle), scads of gastronomic survival tips, and dozens of diagrams and illustrations that help you scavenge, forage, and improvise your way to an artful post-apocalypse meal. The Art of Eating is the ideal handbook for efficient food sourcing and inventive meal preparation in the event of an undead uprising. Whether you decide to hole up in your own home or bug out into the wilderness, whether you prefer to scavenge the dregs of society or try your hand at apocalyptic agriculture, and regardless of your level of skill or preparation, The Art of Eating will help you navigate the wasteland and make the most of what you eat.
Category: Cooking

X Men Vs Apocalypse The Twelve Omnibus

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ISBN : 1302922874
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Apocalypse's long-prophesied ascension begins! As Professor X grows paranoid and withdrawn, the X-Men split up -leaving only a small team to aid a friend. And when Apocalypse's newest Horseman of Death strikes, an X-Man will perish! But not everything is as it seems, and as the team realizes the full scope of Apocalypse's scheme, it may be too late! Only the Twelve, a gathering of mutants foretold to save the world, might turn the tide -but Apocalypse plans to use them to become a god! Who will make the ultimate sacrifice to prevent the Ages of Apocalypse from becoming a horrifying reality? COLLECTING: UNCANNY X-MEN (1981) 371-380, ANNUAL '99; X-MEN (1991)91-93, 94 (A STORY), 95-99, ANNUAL '99; X-MEN UNLIMITED (1993) 24(A STORY), 25-26; GAMBIT (1999) 8-9; ASTONISHING X-MEN (1999) 1-3; WOLVERINE (1988) 145-149; CABLE (1993) 71-78; X-MAN (1995) 59-60; X-51 (1999) 8; X-FORCE (1991) 101; X-MEN 1999 YEARBOOK
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels