The End of Time: Faith and Fear in the Shadow of the Millennium

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Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996 - End of the world - 365 pages
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As the year 2000 approaches, the world is witnessing a disturbing resurgence of apocalyptic belief. Across the globe apparitions of the Virgin Mary prophesy the collapse of evil and the triumph of the Papacy, while in Latin America and the Far East a fundamentalist Protestantism is forecasting the Second Coming. In the Texas desert and the Tokyo subway, apocalyptic believers have already resorted to violence, raising the spectre of worldwide millenial panic as hundreds of cults await the end of time. Meanwhile, the secular world is increasingly fascinated by reports of UFOs, angelic visitors and the mysteries of a Mayan calendar - apparently unrelated occurrences which seem to point to the dawn of time.

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In another valuable title about the approaching millennium, British journalist Thompson focuses on human obsession with calendars and time. He traces the roots of millenarians from the first societies ... Read full review

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I think I bought this in 1999 and then never got around to reading it before the millennium, and then procrastinated reading it, since there obviously hasn't been an apocalypse since. But I found it ... Read full review


The Roots of Apocalypse
The Mystery of the Year 1000
Pursuing the Millennium

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Damian Thompson is the editor in chief of The Catholic Herald. He also writes for The Daily Telegraph. Thompson is the author of The End of Time: Faith and Fear in the Shadow of the Millennium. He lives in London.

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