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

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Religion - 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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Anthology of 15 articles testing Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance on a number of failed prophecies up to 1995. These articles describe the effects of failed prophecies within organized ... Read full review

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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JON R. STONE, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion and a university lecturer in the English Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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