Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »
  1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Flying Shoes

    Lisa Howorth 9781620403013

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$52.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse World History- General

This title in other editions

Longing for the End: A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization

by

Longing for the End: A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Jonestown, Waco, and Heaven's Gate resonate in the contemporary mind in the same way that Masada or Mount Tabor resonated in the minds of others long past. The members of these movements believed that the end of the world was at hand and that they had to act through violence or suicide to ensure its occurrence. Frederic Baumgartner explores the long, often violent, history of millennialism as it has affected Western civilization. From ancient Zoroastrians to Concerned Christians of 1998, a belief in the imminent end of the world and the coming of the new age has motivated hundreds of sects and cults, some of which have burned out in an orgy of violence to become a permanent part of Western history.

Book News Annotation:

Baumgartner (history, Virginia Polytechnic Institute) explores the long history of millenialism in Western Civilization. He investigates movements as diverse as the ancient Zoroastrians and the contemporary Concerned Christians, recognizing that a common belief in the imminent end of the present world has motivated Christians throughout the centuries. He emphasizes the often violent results of millenialism, such as Jonestown and Waco, although acknowledging that not all millenial sects have resorted to violent means of bringing about the end.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From ancient Zoroastrians to Concerned Christians of 1998, a belief in the imminent end of the world and the coming of the new age has motivated hundreds of sects and cults, some of which have burned out in an orgy of violence. In this text, Professor Baumgartner explores their history.

Synopsis:

A history of millennialism in Western civilization.

About the Author

Frederic J. Baumgartneris Professor of History at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg. He is the author of many books including Louis XIIand France in the Sixteenth Century.

Table of Contents

Introduction * The Jesus Cult * Early Christianity * The First Millennium * The Age of the Spirit: The High Middle Ages * The Reformation Era * The Sickle of Divine Justice: The Puritan Revolution * Millennialism in Colonial America * The Millennium of Pure Reason * The Burned-over District * From Civil War to World War * War and Rumors of War * Antichrist Has the Bomb! * From Jonestown to Waco * Bring on the Millennium!

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312238346
Subtitle:
A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization
Author:
Baumgartner, Frederic J.
Author:
Baumgartner, Frederic J.
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Subject:
General
Subject:
World
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Eschatology
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Christian Theology - Eschatology
Subject:
Civilization, western
Subject:
Millennialism -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20010203
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Six pages of bandw photos
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.691 in

Other books you might like

  1. A Series of Unfortunate Events #1:...
    Used Hardcover $4.95
  2. The Phantom Tollbooth
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  3. A String in the Harp Used Trade Paper $1.50
  4. Holes
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  5. Visions of the End: Apocalyptic... New Trade Paper $40.95
  6. The Planets Within: The Astrological... New Mass Market $31.00

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Religion » Christianity » Eschatology

Longing for the End: A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$52.95 In Stock
Product details 304 pages Palgrave MacMillan - English 9780312238346 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From ancient Zoroastrians to Concerned Christians of 1998, a belief in the imminent end of the world and the coming of the new age has motivated hundreds of sects and cults, some of which have burned out in an orgy of violence. In this text, Professor Baumgartner explores their history.
"Synopsis" by ,
A history of millennialism in Western civilization.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.