How the “Islamic Antichrist” reflects our era’s anxieties
Antichrist with the devil, from the Deeds of the Antichrist circa 1501. RNS photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Signorelli-Antichrist_and_the_devil.jpg).
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Every age needs an Antichrist. For Protestant reformers, it was the papacy. For Cold War Christians, it was the Soviets. Now, a growing group of evangelicals say the Antichrist will be Muslim.