When prophecy fails

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University of Minnesota Press, 1956 - End of the world - 256 pages
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User Review  - booksaplenty1949 - LibraryThing

I heard the contents of this book described when I was in high school and tried to identify and find it for decades afterwards. It was well worth the quest: one of the most interesting and entertaining non-fiction books I have ever read. a classic of participant observation. Read full review

Review: When Prophecy Fails: A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World

User Review  - Phil - Goodreads

Detailed and dry true story of a Scientology-influenced group who saw the end of the world in the middle of the 20th century. This is a fascinating study of the nature of belief. Read full review

Contents

Unfulfilled Prophecies and Disappointed Messiahs
3
Teachings and Prophecies from Outer Space
33
Spreading the Word on Earth
58
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