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Encyclopedia of Millenialism and Millennial Movements (Richard Landes) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2000) 9780415922463


Title: Encyclopedia of Millenialism and Millennial Movements

Author: Landes, Richard

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2000

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415922463

Volumes: 1; Pages: 512

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Featuring over 150 entries, numerous illustrations and valuable extracts of primary source material, this timely new work covers millennial movements throughout the world, encompassing western society, Africa, Asia and Oceania, and native North and South Americans. Entries draw upon the work of anthropologists, historians, sociologists, political scientists, religious scholars and others who study millennial movements, and include: charismatic leadership, Christian Identity, cult, Heaven's Gate, markers of millennial movements, Native American Ghost Dance, religious conversion, role of women in millennial movements, Seventh-day Adventism, societal stress, Y2K, numerous UFO cults, utopia, and much more.

Reviews

"Highly recommended for secondary school libraries, public libraries, and all academic libraries."--Reference and User Services Quarterly, Summer 2001

"An outstanding resource with a sweeping scope. ... This fine [editorial] team brings a wealth of scholarly research and writing experience to the task ... should prove to be an extremely helpful resource to pastors in the parish."--Concordia Theological Quarterly, Vol. 65:2, Spring 2001

"This eye-opening look at religious history and society is highly recommended for academic and public libraries."--John Lawrence, Gale Reference Reviews, April 2001

"Factual and evenhanded in [the] treatment of subjects that badly need these qualities. Highly recommended."--Choice, February 2001

"This book fills a very important niche. ... All libraries will want to have this valuable and useful volume."--American Reference Books Annual, 2000 Edition

Table of Contents

666 * age of Mary * Ancient World * Antichrist * Apolcalypse * Baha'i Faith * charismatic leadership * Chernobyl * Church Triumphant * Communism * Conversion * Demagogues * Demonization * Ecstasy * End of the World * Environmentalism * Fatalism * Fundamentalism * Ghost Dance * Heaven's Gate * Holocaust * Islam * Japan * Jehovah's Witnesses * Judaism * Literature * Media * Mormonism * Mysticism * Nazism * New Age * New World Order * Nuclear * Papal Reform * Peace of God * Persecution * Plague and Pestilence * Prophecy * Rastafarianism * religious conversion * Sexuality * Stress * Totalitarianism * Ufo-ology * Violence * Witch Hunts * Women * Zionism * Zoroastrianism

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