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Last Name
LIEB
First Name
Michael
Title
Children of Ezekiel: Aliens, UFOs, the Crisis of Race, and the Advent of End Time
Publisher
Duke University Press
Year
1998
Group
PRO6 JCR10
Comments
Amazon Review/s
Summary: Lieb (English/humanities, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago) explores modern attempts to "technologize" Ezekiel's Old Testament vision of a fiery chariot in the sky as evidence of the technological superiority of God's righteous anger. He shows how the biblical narrative has touched modern cults and political movements such as Jehovah's Witnesses, Latter-Day Saints (Mormons), and the Nation of Islam. UFOs are touched upon, but half of the book looks at the genesis, ideology, and societal impact of the Nation of Islam and Elijah Muhammad, as well as Louis Farrakhan. Lieb views these men as "children of Ezekiel" since both molded various aspects of Ezekiel's vision to fit their modern world views.

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