THE 2012 MOVIE AND THE POLITICS OF THE APOCALYPSE
panel 3 taken from a 2004 Cinema Confidential interview with Emmerich.
panel 7: Historical note: The term apocalypticism here specifically pertains to the Abrahamic religious tradition, though it describes a general type of theological movement that has existed in numerous religions as far back as the 600s B.C. and Zoroastrianism.
panel 8: Excellent resource available at Religious Right Watch.
panel 1: insightful discussion between leading Biblical scholars thanks to a PBS special on the Apocalypse.
Panel 2 – June 2002 Time Article, “The Bible and the Apocalypse.”
Panel 3: Voting data taken from November 2004 Washington Post article, “Evangelicals Say They Led Charge For the GOP.”
Panel 4: Extensive resources available on the rise of the religious right in the Republican Party.
Panel 5: View a clip of Paula Zahn Now at the Media Matters Web site.
Panel 1 – See Glenn Scherer’s excellent 2004 article from Grist, “Christian-right views are swaying politicians and threatening the environment.”
Panels 2 and 3: See America’s Providential History Amazon page for more information.
Panel 5: The full title of the book is Killing for Life: The Apocalyptic Narrative of Pro-life Politics. Read it online via Google books here.
Panel 6: May 2009 Salon.com article, “O’Reilly’s Campaign Against Murdered Doctor.”
Panel 7: See Southern Poverty Law Center’s Spring 2005 Intelligence Report, “Holy War.”
Panel 8: See The Unhappy Gays Amazon page for more information.
Panel 9: Visit here for more information on the Left Behind series.
Panel 10: Visit here to plan ahead for yourself.
Panel 11: Visit the book’s Amazon page for more information.