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Lubavitcher Messianism : What Really Happens When Prophecy Fails?.

Author: Simon Dein
Publisher: London : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2011.
Series: Continuum studies in Jewish thought.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1994 the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Schneerson, died leaving no successor. For many years his followers had maintained that he was Moshiach -the Jewish Messiah and would usher in the Redemption. After his death Lubavitch divided into two opposing groups. While some messianists hold that the Rebbe died but is to be resurrected as the messiah, others hold that he is still alive, but concealed. The anti-messianists  Read more...
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Dein, Simon.
Lubavitcher Messianism : What Really Happens When Prophecy Fails?
London : Continuum International Publishing Group, ©2011
Named Person: Menachem Mendel Schneerson; Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Dein
ISBN: 9781441151759 1441151753 9781441112231 1441112235
OCLC Number: 705538263
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages).
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. When a Prophecy Fails: From Cognition to Performance; 2. Ethnography in Stamford Hill and in Crown Heights; 3. Lubavitch and Its Messianism; 4. The Death of the Rebbe; 5. Messianism in Stamford Hill; 6. Ritualizing the Rebbe in Crown Heights; 7. The Convert's Zeal; 8. Making the Rebbe Present through the Media; 9. The Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Early Church; 10. Conclusion: What Really Happens When a Prophecy Fails?; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Continuum studies in Jewish thought.

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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.  Read more...

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