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

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University Press of New England, 1996 - Religion - 373 pages
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Damian Thompson examines the roots of millennial beliefs and its often unrecognized role in the development of modern society. He seeks to answer a number of surprising question, such as: Why to calendar changes have such a profound effect upon the human psyche? Why does the Catholic church attach such mystical significance to the year 2000? And why do the disembodied spirits channeled by New Age mediums point to the end of this millennium as a time of astonishing "earth changes"?

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A remarkable tour de force; Damian Thompson's guide to apocalyptic movements, their genesis, history and prospects has real narrative sweep, covering many divergent belief systems, continents and eras. Genuinely fascinating and an excellent read. Read full review

The end of time: faith and fear in the shadow of the millennium

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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

Contents

The Roots of Apocalypse
3
The Mystery of the Year Iooo
35
Pursuing the Millennium
56
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