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The End is Near: A Book Review | State of Belief

Jay Michaelson talks about the conclusions he drew when reviewing two lengthy books about apocalypse for Religion Dispatches Magazine.

Saturday, December 8th, 2012 | Multimedia, Law/Politics/Religion

What is it about the idea of impending doom that seems to hold an attraction for so many of us? Whether it’s the Maya prediction, the “fiscal cliff” rhetoric, Y2k, or some other version of “the end is near,” the concept seems to hold a perverse appeal. Jay Michaelson is on the show to talk about the conclusions he drew when reviewing two lengthy books on the subject for Religion Dispatches Magazine.