Christian Millenarianism

Christian Millenarianism : From the Early Church to Waco

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[To grasp this subject] one needs a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach by a variety of expert hands such as have been brought together in this book. Here one has the whole argument, from the inter-Testamental and earliest Christian periods through medieval and early modern times up to the complex overlaps with the New Age, or Pentecostalism and Neo-Pentecostalism, or Judaising movements like the Seventh-Day Adventists and the Peruvian `Israelites.'" -from the Foreword by David MartinStudents with a serious interest in the manifestations of millennialism, and those concerned with the origins and motivations embraced by revolutionary ideologies will find this book an indispensable resource;... for laymen it offers a truly fascinating read." -Bryan R. WilsonThis timely book examines the impact of Christian millenarian ideas in a comparative and historical perspective with a special emphasis on contemporary religious movements inspired by such ideas. The contributors are Andrew Bradstock, Eugene Gallagher, Malcolm B. Hamilton, Massimo Introvigne, Orestis Lindermeyer, Kenneth Newport, Susan J. Palmer, Mark Patterson, Martyn Percy, Margaret Poloma, Stanley E. Porter, Ian Reader, Damian Thompson, Andrew Walker, Diane Watt, and Michael York.
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 142.2 x 215.4 x 15.2mm | 335.66g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253214912
  • 9780253214911
  • 2,111,401

About Stephen Hunt

STEPHEN HUNT is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Reading, England.
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Table of contents

ForewordIntroductionPart I. Sociological AspectsSociological Dimensions of Christian Millenarianism/ Malcolm B. HamiltonWhose Time is it Anyway? Evangelicals, the Millennium and Millenarianism/ Martyn PercyEurope as Antichrist: North American Pre-Millenarianism/ Orestis LindermayerThe Rise, Fall, and Return of Post-Millenarianism/ Stephen HuntPart II. Historical DimensionsMillenarian thought in the First-Century Church/ Stanley E. PorterMillenarianism in the Reformation and English Revolution/ Andrew BradstockMedieval Millenarianism and Prophecy/ Diane Watt"Our Unspeakable Comfort": Irving, Albury, and the Origins of the Pretribulation Rapture/ Mark Patterson and Andrew WalkerPart III. Global MovementsThe Revolutionary Dimension of Millenarianism: The Case of the T'aiping Rebellion/ Stephen HuntThe Heavenly Millennium of Seventh-Day Adventism/ Kenneth NewportEn Route to the Marian Kingdom: Catholic Apocalypticism and the Army of Mary/ Massimo IntrovigneThe Millenarianism of the Pentecostal Movement/ Margaret PolomaA Peruvian Messiah and the Retreat from the Apocalyse/ Damian ThompsonPart IV. Syncretic and Cultist Forms"All I am is Religion": David Koresh's Christian Millenarianism/ Eugene GallagherPeace, Persecution and Preparations for Yahshua's Return: The Case of the Messianic Communities' Twelve Tribes/ Susan J. PalmerNew Age Millenarianism and its Christian Influences/ Michael YorkViolent Millenarianism with a Christian Touch: Syncretic Themes in the Millennial Perspective of Aum Shinrikyo/ Ian ReaderIndex
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