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|All Authors / Contributors:||
David S Katz; Richard H Popkin
|Description:||xxv, 303 pages ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||Renaissance messianism --
The messianic idea during the Reformation --
The messiah during the Thirty Years' War --
Measuring the apocalypse: Isaac Newton and the messiah --
The radical enlightenment --
Rapture, great disappointment, and Waco --
From British Israel to Christian identity and Aryan nation --
The end of the world and the nuclear messiah.
|Responsibility:||David S. Katz and Richard H. Popkin.|
In this study, two historians explore that tradition, showing how the beliefs of many fringe, distressed, disenfranchised, or purely mystical Christians and Jews have been transmitted across a millennium. Professors David Katz and Richard Popkin's Messianic Revolution offers a strong and lucid explanation of why and how this apocalyptic strain found especially fertile ground in the New World, and it throws new light on the many strands of biblical interpretation, both Jewish and Christian, that are woven into this complex history.