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Lubavitcher messianism : what really happens when prophecy fails?

Author: Simon Dein
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do religious groups deal with the failure of their prophecy? This book presents an ethnographic study of the Lubavitcher movement, and a socio-psychological examination of Lubavitcher messianism.

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Named Person: Menachem Mendel Schneerson; Menachem Mendel, von Ljubawitsch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Dein
ISBN: 1441112235 9781441112231
OCLC Number: 648934472
Description: xiii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: When a prophecy fails: from cognition to performance --
Ethnography in Stamford Hill and in Crown Heights --
Lubavitch and its messianism --
The death of the Rebbe --
Messianism in Stamford Hill --
Ritualizing the Rebbe in Crown Heights --
The convert's zeal --
Making the Rebbe present through the media --
The Lubavitcher Rebbe and the early church --
Conclusion: what really happens when a prophecy fails?
Responsibility: Simon Dein.

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