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Naming the AntichristThe History of an American Obsession$
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Robert C. Fuller

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780195109795

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109795.001.0001

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Camouflaged Conspirators

Camouflaged Conspirators

(p.165) Six Camouflaged Conspirators
Naming the Antichrist

Robert C. Fuller

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The kinds of ethnic hatred and pious hyperpatriotism that surfaced in the Antichrist rhetoric of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s have certainly stayed with us. Ronald Reagan's and Pat Robertson's references to the Soviet Union as the Evil Empire and Protestant clergy's recent denunciation of Muslim leaders such as Saddam Hussein are ready examples of the continuing popular appeal of Antichrist imagery in American thought. This chapter examines these and other contemporary efforts to find the camouflaged conspirators plotting the overthrow of Christian civilization. The creation of the modern state of Israel in 1948 and the formation of the European Economic Community strike many evangelicals as indisputable fulfillments of biblical prophecy concerning the end days. If the end is indeed so near, the Antichrist—or at least his allied conspirators who are preparing the way—must already be among us. And, it seems, he is in the form of the United Nations, ecumenical religious bodies such as the National Council of Churches, feminism, rock music, secular humanism, and the New Age religions, among others.

Keywords:   Antichrist, Soviet Union, Israel, Saddam Hussein, imagery, European Economic Community, prophecy, United Nations, humanism, feminism

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