Expecting Armageddon: Essential Readings in Failed Prophecy

Expecting Armageddon: Essential Readings in Failed Prophecy

by Jon R. Stone
     
 

ISBN-10: 041592331X

ISBN-13: 9780415923316

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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"First Published in 2000, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415923316
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction1
1Unfulfilled Prophecies and Disappointed Messiahs31
2Prophecy Fails Again: A Report of a Failure to Replicate55
3Prophetic Failure and Chiliastic Identity: The Case of Jehovah's Witnesses65
4When Prophecies Fail: A Theoretical Perspective on the Comparative Evidence87
5The Effects of Prophetic Disconfirmation of the Committed105
6Prophecy Continues to Fail: A Japanese Sect119
7When the Bombs Drop: Reactions to Disconfirmed Prophecy in a Millennial Sect129
8Spiritualization and Reaffirmation: What Really Happens when Prophecy Fails145
9Had Prophecy Failed?: Contrasting Perspectives of the Millerites and Shakers159
10How Do Movements Survive Failures of Prophecy?175
11"It Separated the Wheat from the Chaff": The "1975" Prophecy and Its Impact among Dutch Jehovah's Witnesses191
12Coping with Apocalypse in Canada: Experiences of Endtime in La Mission de l'Esprit Saint and the Institute of Applied Metaphysics211
13When Festinger Fails: Prophecy and the Watchtower233
14When Prophecy Is Not Validated: Explaining the Unexpected in a Messianic Campaign251
15Fifteen Years of Failed Prophecy: Coping with Cognitive Dissonance in a Baha'i Sect269
Sources283

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