Apocalypse and Millennium: Studies in Biblical Eisegesis

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 10, 2000 - Religion - 252 pages
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This book is about the various ways in which the Book of Revelation (the Apocalypse) has been interpreted over the past 300 years. It examines in detail Methodist, Baptist, Anglican, and Catholic uses of Revelation from 1600 to 1800, and then American Millerism and Seventh-day Adventist uses from 1800 to David Koresh and the "Waco Disaster." The book argues that, far from being a random sequence of bizarre statements, millennial schemes (including the setting of dates for Christ's second coming) are more often characterized by internally consistent interpretations of scripture.
  

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Contents

a study in Baptist eisegesis
24
Revelation 13 and the papal Antichrist in eighteenthcentury
48
the book of Revelation in Roman
66
eschatological belief in early
91
prophetic interpreter
119
William Miller the book of Daniel and the end of the world
172
the book of Revelation in
197
Bibliography
237
Index of names
247
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