Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 September 2008

264 Pages

6 1/8 X 6 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195342543

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Prophesies of Godlessness

Predictions of America's Imminent Secularization from the Puritans to the Present Day

Charles Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols

Prophesies of Godlessness explains patterns in how Americans, from the Puritans to the present, have imagined and disseminated prophesies for and against "godlessness." The book identifies and analyzes surprising continuities among those prophesies throughout American history and among thinkers of surprisingly diverse political and religious views.