Fundamentalism in America
Millennialism, Identity and Militant Religion
By (author) Philip H. Melling
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Fundamentalism in America by Philip H. Melling
Book DescriptionThis important book challenges the idea that religious fundamentalism can adequately be understood as a paranoid, xenophobic faith. It demonstrates instead how it draws upon a long tradition of evangelical and millennialist scripture in its engagement with issues at the spiritual and ethical core of postmodernity in America. The author examines the contradictions of fundamentalism as they appear in prophecy, sermon, film and fiction, including work by Gore Vidal, Peter Matthiesen, Thom Jones, Alison Lurie and Pete Dexter. He shows, in an original reading, how scripture, race and politics have combined in the conservative opposition to the Clinton presidency in the writings of influential figures such as Pat Robertson, Salem Kirban and Hal Lindsey. Clinton's failure, in this view, had less to do with sexual depravity than his abandonment as a Southern Methodist of the Church's evangelising mission, so essential in fundamentalist belief to the advent of the millennium. In its wide-ranging consideration of the rhetoric of the 'New World Order', the literature of prophecy, Cold War films, tele-evangelism, cross-border texts and postnationalist writing, this book provides a vital and compelling account of the present crisis in religious and national identity in the United States.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748609789
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Philip H. Melling
Philip Melling is Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea. He is author of ,i>Vietnam in American Literature (G.K.Hall,1990) Man of Amman (Gomer, 1994).
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