Nov 4, 2008

The Antichrist

An older Catholic book, The Antichrist, was written by Jesuit Fr. Vincent P. Miceli and published over 25 years ago (1981) . The "Preaching of the Antichrist" by Luca Signorelli (1499-1504) was used on the front cover.

Even though a scholarly volume, the book went through at least five reprintings, including the copy that I have which was issued in 1987. The flyleaf comments seem contemporary with respect to the discussion on Obama's religious background and beliefs.
Fr. Vincent P. Miceli attempts to relate the prophecy of the Antichrist to the major disaster of our times--the nightmare, admitted by all now, of the world-wide collapse of Christianity. Has St. Paul's prophecy concerning the coming of the "general apostasy," as prelude to the lawles one's arrival, been fulfilled in our generation? Has the fall of the three major messianic utopias--the American dream, the Socialist welfare fantasy, the Marxist revolutionary paradise--produced the sufficiently Godless, disillusioned, diseased womb of society from which 'the lord of this world' will be born?

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