Transnational Crime in the Americas: An Inter-American Dialogue Book

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Law - 284 pages
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What happens when prophecies of the end of time and a millennial paradise, which have marked Western religious thought, fail? Cross-cultural and comparative, this anthology chronicles forty years of the best research into failed prophecy.
 

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Contents

Unfulfilled Prophecies and Disappointed Messiahs
31
Prophecy Fails Again
55
When Prophecies Fail
87
The Effects of Prophetic Disconfirmation of the Committed
105
Prophecy Continues to Fail
119
Had Prophecy Failed?
159
How Do Movements Survive Failures of Prophecy?
175
It Separated the Wheat from the Chaff
191
Coping with Apocalypse in Canada
211
When Festinger Fails
233
When Prophecy Is Not Validated
251
Fifteen Years of Failed Prophecy
269
Sources
283
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Tom J. Farer is the Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver and is the former President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States and of the University of New Mexico. Within the United States Government, he has served as special assistant to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense and to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.