An Angel Directs the Storm: Apocalyptic Religion and American Empire

An Angel Directs the Storm: Apocalyptic Religion and American Empire

By: Michael S. Northcott (author)Hardback

2 - 4 weeks availability

£22.50 & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £25


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. Michael Northcott traces the roots of American apocalyptic to Puritan Millennialism and contemporary fundamentalist readings of the Book of Revelation. He suggests 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 Roman Empire that leads others into servitude.

Create a review

About Author

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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/09/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781850434788
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9781850434788
  • weight: 376
  • ISBN10: 1850434786

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly