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Messianic revolution :radical religious politics to the end of the second millennium

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Publisher Comments:

On April 19, 1993, at least seventy-four people lost their lives near Waco, Texas; it has been clear to most Americans that the followers of David Koresh and the federal agents outside his compound inhabited two different conceptual worlds. Neither journalists nor law-enforcement experts nor the public seemed aware of the rich tradition of messianic, revolutionary politics behind groups like Koresh's: this is the history, stretching back to the Middle Ages, that is the subject of Messianic Revolution.

David S. Katz and Richard H. Popkin show how the beliefs of many fringe, distressed, and disenfranchised Christians have been transmitted across a millennium. They offer lucid explanations of why and how this apocalyptic strain found especially fertile ground in the New World, and throw new light on the many strands of Jewish and Christian biblical interpretation woven into this complex, fascinating history.

Book News Annotation:

Traces the course of millennialism from the 12th century through its manifold incarnations to current predictions surrounding the imminent turnover of the Gregorian calendar and other contemporary visions of military, environmental, or medical cataclysm. Finds recurring threads in mysticism, scientific curiosity, the Jewish cabala, and Zionism.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809068852
Subtitle:
Radical Religious Politics to the End of the Second Millennium
Publisher:
Hill and Wang
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Eschatology
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Messianism
Subject:
Messianism, political
Subject:
Messianism, Political -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Messianism -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Sociology of Religion x
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxv, 303 p.
Dimensions:
8.58x5.83x1.11 in. 1.07 lbs.

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Religion » Christianity » Church History » American

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