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Millions of american citizens take the Bible at its notice and switch to like-minded neighborhood ministers and television preachers, periodicals and paperbacks for assist in discovering their position in God’s prophetic plan for mankind. And but, influential as this phenomenon is within the worldview of such a lot of, the assumption in biblical prophecy is still a favored secret, mostly unstudied and little understood. When Time will be No More bargains for the 1st time an in-depth examine the sophisticated, pervasive ways that prophecy trust shapes modern American proposal and culture.

Belief in prophecy dates again to antiquity, and there Paul Boyer starts off, looking for the origins of this actual model of religion in early Jewish and Christian apocalyptic writings, then tracing its improvement through the years. by contrast wide historic review, the impact of prophecy trust at the occasions and subject matters of modern a long time emerges in transparent and notable element. Nuclear battle, the Soviet Union, Israel and the center East, the future of the U.S., the increase of a automatic worldwide monetary order―Boyer exhibits how outstanding feats of exegesis have included all of those within the well known mind's eye by way of the Bible’s apocalyptic works. Reflecting ultimately at the tenacity of prophecy trust in our supposedly secular age, Boyer considers the course such well known conviction may perhaps take―and the varieties it will possibly assume―in the post–Cold warfare era.

The made of a four-year immersion within the literature and tradition of prophecy trust, When Time can be No More serves as a pathbreaking advisor to this mammoth terra incognita of up to date American well known thought―a thorough and punctiliously attention-grabbing index to its resources, its implications, and its enduring appeal.

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