The Resource Apocalypse : on the psychology of fundamentalism in America, Charles B. Strozier

Apocalypse : on the psychology of fundamentalism in America, Charles B. Strozier

Label
Apocalypse : on the psychology of fundamentalism in America
Title
Apocalypse
Title remainder
on the psychology of fundamentalism in America
Statement of responsibility
Charles B. Strozier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • By some estimates, as many as fifty million Americans believe that the Apocalypse - when God will remake the world, Jesus will return to rule, and only the faithful will survive - is near. In Apocalypse, historian and psychoanalyst Charles B. Strozier offers us a rare and intimate look at some of these millions of Americans living in New York City today
  • For five years, Strozier conducted in-depth interviews from East Harlem to the Upper East Side. Attending prayer breakfasts, Bible studies, and Sunday services, he encountered people like Monroe, the former business entrepreneur who became a missionary to CEOs; Arlene, the former prostitute; Reverend Charles, the dynamic African American preacher; Wilma, the quiet piano player; and Mary, the trained opera singer, among many others
  • Whatever their race, gender, or class, all of these New York believers share the expectation that human history as we know it is nearing its end
  • As Strozier discovered, they also share experiences of great pain in their lives. Personal traumas, whether singular events such as the death of a loved one or ongoing struggles with random violence, poverty, disease, or the threat of ultimate destruction, lead many in America to hope for the transformation of our world through the triumphant return of Jesus
  • The detailed case studies in the central chapters of this book show us exactly what life circumstances bring people not only to believe in the world's end but actively to anticipate it
  • Finally, Charles Strozier traces the history of apocalyptic thinking throughout American culture, from the spiritual beliefs of the Hopi to the Civil War days following Lincoln's assassination to the modern-day New Age movement. Far from being a phenomenon that can be dismissed or avoided, Strozier points out, fundamentalist hope for the end may be one kind of response, shared by millions in today's America, to our modern, violent society
  • This startling book will help believer and skeptic alike to understand better the psychology of fundamentalist thinking in America
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strozier, Charles B
Index
index present
LC call number
BT82.2
LC item number
.S77 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fundamentalism
  • End of the world
  • Psychohistory
  • Fondamentalisme (Protestantisme)
  • Fin du monde
  • Psychohistoire
  • Godsdienstpsychologie
  • Apocalyptiek
  • Fundamentalisme
  • Fin du monde
  • Intégrisme
  • Psychohistoire
  • Fundamentalismus
  • Psychologie
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (États-Unis ; État)
  • USA
Label
Apocalypse : on the psychology of fundamentalism in America, Charles B. Strozier
Link
https://archive.org/details/apocalypse00char_0
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The psychology of fundamentalism. The broken narrative -- Ultimate threats -- The new self -- Divine communion -- The end at hand -- The world and its evils -- pt. 2. Psychosocial perspectives. The problem of endism -- A history of American endism -- Jews, Israel, and the paradox of the ingathering -- The Hopi way -- The age of Aquarius
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780807012260
Lccn
93039540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29361364
  • (OCoLC)ocm29361364
Label
Apocalypse : on the psychology of fundamentalism in America, Charles B. Strozier
Link
https://archive.org/details/apocalypse00char_0
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The psychology of fundamentalism. The broken narrative -- Ultimate threats -- The new self -- Divine communion -- The end at hand -- The world and its evils -- pt. 2. Psychosocial perspectives. The problem of endism -- A history of American endism -- Jews, Israel, and the paradox of the ingathering -- The Hopi way -- The age of Aquarius
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780807012260
Lccn
93039540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29361364
  • (OCoLC)ocm29361364

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