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xix, 499 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface -- Part I: Introduction: Roosters, Owls, Bats -- 1. The Varieties of the Millennial Experience -- 2. Roosters and Owls: On the Dynamics of the Apocalyptic Curve -- 3. Bats and Turkeys: Historians and Recovering of the Millennial Past -- Part II: Tribal Millennialism -- 4. Suicidal Millennialism: Xhosa Cattle Slaying (1856-7) -- 5. Commodity Millennialism: Papuan Cargo Cults (20th century) -- Part III: Agrarian Millennialism -- 6. Imperial Millennialism: Akhenaten (1360-47 BCE) -- 7. Murderous Millennialism: Taiping (1850-64 CE) -- Part IV: Modern (Secular) Millennialism -- 8. Civil Polities and the Dismantling of the Prime Divider -- 9. Democratic Millennialism: French Revolution (1789-1815) -- 10. Egalitarian Millennialism: Marxism (19th century) -- 11. Totalitarian Millennialism: Soviet Revolution (1917-35) -- 12. Genocidal Millennialism: Nazis (1933-45) -- Part V: Post-Modern Millennialism -- 13. Narcissistic Millennialism: UFOs (1946-) -- 14. Enraged Millennialism: Global Jihad (1979-) -- Conclusion: The Suicide of Reason at the Dawn of the Third Millennium?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199753598 20160605
Millennialists through the ages have looked forward to the apocalyptic moment that will radically transform society into heaven on earth. They have delivered withering critiques of their own civilizations and promised both the impending annihilation to the forces of evil and the advent of a perfect society. And all their promises have invariably failed. We tend, therefore, to dismiss these prophets of doom and salvation as crackpots and madmen, and not surprisingly historians of our secular era have tended to underestimate their impact on our modern world. Now, Richard Landes offers a lucid and ground-breaking analysis of this widely misunderstood phenomenon. This long-awaited study shows that many events typically regarded as secular-including the French Revolution, Marxism, Bolshevism, Nazism-not only contain key millennialist elements, but follow the apocalyptic curve of enthusiastic launch, disappointment and re-entry into "normal time." Indeed, as Landes examines the explicit millennialism behind such recent events as the emergence of Global Jihad since 1979, he challenges the common notion that modern history is largely motivated by secular interests. By focusing on ten widely different case studies, none of which come from Judaism or Christianity, he shows that millennialism is not only a cultural universal, but also an extremely adaptive social phenomenon that persists across the modern and post-modern divides. At the same time, he also offers valuable insight into the social and psychological factors that drive such beliefs. Ranging from ancient Egypt to modern-day UFO cults and global Jihad, Heaven on Earth both delivers an eye-opening revisionist argument for the significance of millennialism throughout history and alerts the reader to the alarming spread of these ideologies in our world today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199753598 20160605
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2. Millennium [1999]

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128 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Antisemitismus, Philosemitismus und Chiliasmus im frühzeitlichen Europa / Howard Hotson
  • "By him the women will be delivered from the bondage, which some has found intolerable" : M. Marsin, eine millenniaristische englische Feministin aus dem 17. Jahrhundert / William E. Burns
  • Die letzte Täuschung : falsche Erlöser und Judenbekehrung im Alten Reich / Elisheva Carlebach
  • Ordnung des "Neuen Jerusalem" : zur politischen Brisanz protestantischer Realutopien um 1700 / Barbara Hoffmann.
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xi, 373 p. ; 23 cm.
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xii, 244 p. 22 cm.
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272 p. 21cm.
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vi, 328 leaves.
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xv, 403 p. ; 23 cm.
In this book a cross-cultural and comparative volume, Catherine Wessinger reveal three patterns within millennial groups that are not mutually exclusive: assaulted millennial groups which are attacked by outsiders who fear and misunderstand the religion, fragile millennial groups that initiate violence to preserve the religious goal, and revolutionary millennial groups possessing an ideology that sanctions violece.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815628095 20160528
The year 2000 has created an intense expectation in American history. This study reveals three patterns within millennial groups: those which are assaulted by outsiders, those which initiate violence to preserve the religious goal, and those which possess an ideology that sanctions violence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815605997 20160528
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xi, 286 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
A history of millennialist thought analyzes the religious and philosophical threads behind the belief, that the world will end in the year 2000, identifying the role such thinking may have played in the Crusades and Marxism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312210922 20160527
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267 leaves.
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526 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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200 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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417 : ill. ; 24 cm.
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xiv, 373 p. ; 24 cm.
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iv, 370 leaves.
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xv, 232 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The roots of the idea
  • The biblical basis
  • The return of Christ
  • Millenarians among the church fathers
  • Apocalypse then : the year 1000
  • Joachim of Fiore (c. 1135-1202 CE)
  • The Black Death and other plagues
  • Apocalypse and civil war (1500 CE and after)
  • Edward Irving (1792-1834 CE) and the Catholic Apostolic movement
  • Across the pond
  • Joanna Southcott (1750-1814 CE) and her followers
  • J.J. Jezreel : the trumpeter and his tower
  • An Anglican Israel at the end of time : the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury
  • 'Somewhere a place for us' : modern utopias
  • Christian missions and the cargo cults
  • Figures of the Messiah : David Koresh and the Waco siege
  • 'Apocalypse now' : celebrating the millennium on or after 2000 CE.
Embracing two thousand years of intense and fiery admonition, "Approaching the Apocalypse" offers students of religion, history and politics the definitive handbook to Doomsday. Ideas about divinely-inspired disaster have an enduring place in the history of Christian thought. For centuries men and women have made preparations for the imminent end of the world, and for the thousand year reign of Christ and his saints. Inspired principally by the startling texts of the "Book of Revelation", Christianity has a rich and varied tradition of looking forward to the purifying fires of Armageddon. But what do recurring motifs like the Rapture, pestilence, biblical prophecy and the building of the New Jerusalem really add up to? And how have interpretations of these patterns differed from century to century?Charting a steady course between the feverish predictions of early Christian heretics like the Montanists, and the febrile outpourings of modern-day millennialists such as the Branch Davidians and Christian Zionists in America, John M Court explores the continuities and differences between their violent visions of cataclysm. His history comprises an incisive analysis of such movements and figures as the Levellers and Diggers, James Jezreel and his Trumpeters, Seventh-Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses, cargo-cults and drug cultures. Approaching the Apocalypse shows why prophecies of plague, earthquake and flame continue to resonate so powerfully in the Christian imagination, and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845117597 20160528
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309 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
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xxiv, 235 p. : ill. (1 col.) ; 25 cm. + 1 chart.
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111 p. ; 22 cm.
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viii, 214 p. ; 23 cm.
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xv, 202 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Glossary Introduction The Emergence of Evangelical Millennialism, 1500-1600 The Formation of Evangelical Millennialism, 1600-1660 The Consolidation of Evangelical Millennialism, 1660-1800 The Expansion of Evangelical Millennialism, 1800-1880 The Contest of Evangelical Millennialism, 1880-1970 The Dominance of Evangelical Millennialism, 1970-2000 Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230008250 20160605
This book offers the first complete overview of the intellectual history of one of the most significant contemporary cultural trends. In the early seventeenth century, European evangelicals recovered those expectations of an earthly golden age that had been deemed heretical by medieval and reformation theologians. Throughout early modernity, and across the spectrum of evangelical belief, these millennial expectations were deployed to mount a series of radical critiques of church and wider culture. In modernity, these expectations were appropriated by religious and cultural conservatives, who found in millennial theology the framework of their hostility to an unbelieving world and a rationale for their critical engagement with it - a critical engagement that ranged from an attempt at the wholesale reconstruction of a Christian society to an expectation of its imminent and catastrophic demise. This account guides readers into the origins, evolution, and revolutionary potential of evangelical millennialism in the trans-Atlantic world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230008250 20160605
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