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Title Millennium, messiahs, and mayhem : contemporary apocalyptic movements / edited by Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer
Published New York : Routledge, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (334 pages) : illustrations
Contents Section one. Theories of Apocalypticism. Constructing Apocalypticism : social and cultural elements of radical organization / David G. Bromley ; Millennialism with and without the mayhem / Catherine Wessinger ; The Apocalypse of modernity / James A. Aho ; Fifteen years of failed prophecy : coping with cognitive dissonance in a Baha'i sect / Barbara Lynn Mahnke and Vanessa Morrison -- Section two. Secularizing the Millennium. Secularizing the Millennium : survivalists, militias, and the new world order / Philip Lamy ; Environmental Apocalypse : the millennial ideology of "Earth First!" / Martha F. Lee ; Technological millenarianism in the United States / John W. Bozeman ; Woman as world savior : the feminization of the Millennium in new religious movements / Susan J. Palmer -- Section three. Apocalypticism and the churches. The vengeful Virgin : case studies in contemporary American Catholic Apocalypticism / Michael W. Cuneo ; Christian reconstructionism and the angry rhetoric of Neo-Postmillennialism / Anson Shupe ; The persistence of Apocalypticism within a denominationalizing sect : the Apocalyptic fringe groups of Seventh Day Adventism / Ronald Lawson ; Latter day revisited : contemporary Mormon Millenarianism / Massimo Introvigne -- Section four. Violence and confrontation. Millenarians and violence : the case of the Christian identity movement / Michael Barkun ; Religious totalism, exemplary dualism, and the Waco tragedy / Dick Anthony and Thomas Robbins ; The mystical Apocalypse of the Solar temple / John R. Hall and Philip Schuyler ; Aum Shinriky┼Ź as an Apocalyptic movement / Mark R. Mullins
Summary First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject End of the world -- History of doctrines -- 20th century
Millennialism -- North America -- History -- 20th century
Violence -- Religious aspects -- History of doctrines -- 20th century
North America -- Religion -- 20th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Palmer, Susan J.
Robbins, Thomas, 1943-
ISBN 0203613201