Expecting the End: Millennialism in Social and Historical Context

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Kenneth G. C. Newport, Crawford Gribben
Baylor University Press, 2006 - Religion - 319 pages
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Jesus' promise that "the end" draws near has spawned an expectation of that grand event across various religious groups. This volume examines the abiding social issues that surround the continued presence of apocalyptic anticipation by setting them in historical, present-day, and future manifestations. Approaching this fervent expectation from a broad perspective, Gribben and Newport explore the contemporary movements with insightful analysis that provokes discussion and even self-reflection.
  

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Contents

1 Millenarianism and the Dynamics of Apocalyptic Time Richard Landes
1
2 Millenarianism and Violence in the Contemporary World John Walliss
25
3 The Eschatology of Heavens Gate Christopher Partridge
49
4 Millennialism in Contemporary Israeli Politics Brenda E Brasher
67
5 Millennialism Ecumenism and Fundamentalism
79
6 The Liberal AntichristLefit Behind in America Darryl Jones
97
7 After Left Behind and the Paradox of Evangelical Pessimism Crawford Gribben
113
8 The Davidian Seventhday Adventists and Millennial Expectation 19592004 Kenneth G C Newport
131
10 Tensions in Dispensational Eschatology Mark S Sweetman
173
11 Forty Years of Millenarian Thought in the Charismatic Movement Stephen J Hunt
193
12 Southcottian Sects from 1790 to the Present Day Gordon Allan
213
13 The Future of Millennial Expectation Crawford Gribben
237
Notes
241
Bibliography
283
Contributors
313
Copyright

9 The Branch Davidians and Religion ReportingA TenYear Retrospective Catherine Wssinger
147

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Kenneth Newport (Ph.D. Oxford) is Professor of Christian Thought at Liverpool Hope University. Crawford Gribben (Ph.D. Strathclyde) is Lecturer in Renaissance Literature and Culture at the University of Manchester.

Crawford Gribben (Ph.D. Strathclyde) is Lecturer in Renaissance Literature and Culture at the University of Manchester.

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