Christian Millenarianism: From the Early Church to Waco

Christian Millenarianism: From the Early Church to Waco

by Stephen Hunt
     
 

"One needs a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach by a variety of expert hands such as have been brought together in this book. . . . an indispensable resource . . . a truly fascinating read." —Bryan R. Wilson
This timely book examines the impact of Christian millenarian ideas in a comparative and historical perspective with a special emphasis upon… See more details below

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"One needs a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach by a variety of expert hands such as have been brought together in this book. . . . an indispensable resource . . . a truly fascinating read." —Bryan R. Wilson
This timely book examines the impact of Christian millenarian ideas in a comparative and historical perspective with a special emphasis upon contemporary religious movements inspired by such ideas, such as Japan's Aum Shinrikyuo and David Koresh's doomed Branch Dividians.

Author Biography: Stephen Hunt is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Reading, England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253340139
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
The Co-Authors
Introduction1
Sociological Dimensions of Christian Millenarianism12
Whose Time is it Anyway? Evangelicals, the Millennium and Millenarianism26
Europe as Antichrist: North American Pre-Millenarianism39
The Rise, Fall and Return of Post-Millenarianism50
Millenarian Thought in the First-Century Church62
Millenarianism in the Reformation and English Revolution77
Medieval Millenarianism and Prophecy88
'Our Unspeakable Comfort': Irving, Albury, and the Origins of the Pre-tribulation Rapture98
The Revolutionary Dimension of Millenarianism: The Case of the T'aiping Rebellion116
The Heavenly Millennium of Seventh-Day Adventism131
En Route to the Marian Kingdom: Catholic Apocalypticism and the Army of Mary149
The Millenarianism of the Pentecostal Movement166
A Peruvian Messiah and the Retreat from Apocalypse187
'All I am is Religion': David Koresh's Christian Millenarianism196
Peace, Persecution and preparations for Yahshua's Return: The Case of the Messianic Communities' Twelve Tribes209
New Age Millenarianism and its Christian Influences224
Violent Millenarianism with a Christian Touch: Syncretic Themes in the Millennial Perspective of Aum Shinrikyo239
Index255

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