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Expecting the end : millennialism in social and historical context

Author: Kenneth G C Newport; Crawford Gribben
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2006.
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Jesus' promise that ''the end'' draws near has spawned an expectation of that grand event across various religious groups. This volume examines the abiding social issues that surround the continued presence of apocalyptic anticipation by setting them in historical, present-day, and future manifestations. Approaching this fervent expectation from a broad perspective, Gribben and Newport explore the contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Expecting the end.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006024991
(OCoLC)70877818
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth G C Newport; Crawford Gribben
ISBN: 9781429467827 1429467827 1433709147 9781433709142 9781932792386 1932792384 1280705221 9781280705229
OCLC Number: 124042838
Description: 1 online resource (x, 315 pages)
Contents: Millenarianism and the dynamics of apocalyptic time / Richard Landes --
Millenarianism and violence in the contemporary world / John Walliss --
The eschatology of Heaven's Gate / Christopher Partridge --
Millennialism in contemporary Israeli politics / Brenda E. Brasher --
Millennialism, ecumenism, and fundamentalism / Andrew Pierce --
The liberal antichrist --
left behind in America / Darryl Jones --
Left behind and the paradox of evangelical pessimism / Crawford Gribben --
The Davidian Seventh-day Adventists and millennial expectation, 1959-2004 / Kenneth G.C. Newport --
The Branch Davidians and religion reporting / Catherine Wessinger --
Tensions in dispensational eschatology / Mark S. Sweetnam --
Forty years of millenarian thought in the charismatic movement / Stephen J. Hunt --
Southcottian sects from 1790 to the present day / Gordon Allan --
The future of millennial expectation / Crawford Gribben.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth G.C. Newport, Crawford Gribben.
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Jesus' promise that 'the end' draws near has spawned an expectation of that grand event across various religious groups. This title examines the abiding social issues that surround the continued  Read more...

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