Gog and Magog: a Study in Thematic Clarification by Walter C Cambra, a 1996 monograph, has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author.
“The apocalyptic canonical books of Daniel and Revelation are the cornerstone works upon which fundamentalists right-wing Christian evangelists base their fiery oratory. Among the numerous highly charged notions in these two works the letting loose of Satan is skillfully employed by these evangelists to instill their audience with apocalyptic inebriation.”
“A key point of apocalyptic literary reality is that all events that eventually transpire upon the earth are linked to events that originate and are resolved in heaven.”
“Defensive pessimism is seen in individuals who see their problems as insurmountable. THey are easily discouraged and indulge in self-pity, resulting in resentment and stifled self-expression. To some degree, Millennialism, Apocalypticism, or obsession with ‘Earth Changes’ or persecution for believing in a non-traditional form of worship fall into this category. (Tiphareth/Sun)” [via]