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Expecting Armageddon: Essential Readings in Failed Prophecy

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415923316
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction 1
1 Unfulfilled Prophecies and Disappointed Messiahs 31
2 Prophecy Fails Again: A Report of a Failure to Replicate 55
3 Prophetic Failure and Chiliastic Identity: The Case of Jehovah's Witnesses 65
4 When Prophecies Fail: A Theoretical Perspective on the Comparative Evidence 87
5 The Effects of Prophetic Disconfirmation of the Committed 105
6 Prophecy Continues to Fail: A Japanese Sect 119
7 When the Bombs Drop: Reactions to Disconfirmed Prophecy in a Millennial Sect 129
8 Spiritualization and Reaffirmation: What Really Happens when Prophecy Fails 145
9 Had Prophecy Failed?: Contrasting Perspectives of the Millerites and Shakers 159
10 How 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 Witnesses 191
12 Coping with Apocalypse in Canada: Experiences of Endtime in La Mission de l'Esprit Saint and the Institute of Applied Metaphysics 211
13 When Festinger Fails: Prophecy and the Watchtower 233
14 When Prophecy Is Not Validated: Explaining the Unexpected in a Messianic Campaign 251
15 Fifteen Years of Failed Prophecy: Coping with Cognitive Dissonance in a Baha'i Sect 269
Sources 283
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