Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements: Volume 1 of Religion & Society

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The Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements, the first volume in the acclaimed Religion & Society series, covers 200 topics and movements – from Cargo Cults to the Anti-Christ – and offers a fresh, modern perspective on the role and importance of religion in society.

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  1. American Reference Books Annual

    According to the introduction,… [this] is a “guide to the religious or spiritual social movements” that have promised utopia or at least a new and better world. Whether these are chiliastic movements, cults, nativistic cliques or what have you, if they attempted to forge in the crucible of want or the cornucopia of prosperity a brave new world, they are described in the volume. Given the wide spectrum in this century, from Bolshevism to Nazism and Communism, this fills a very important niche…. All libraries will want to have this valuable and useful volume.

  2. Booklist

    A guide to the spiritual and social movements that have promised to create a better world or usher in a new one…. Equal consideration is given to Western and non-Western movements, from both a historical and contemporary perspective. This unique encyclopedia presents an inclusive summary of millennialism … and is recommended for large public and academic libraries.

  3. Choice: February 2001

    Factual and evenhanded in [the] treatment of subjects that badly need these qualities. Highly recommended.

  4. Concordia Theological Quarterly

    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.

  5. Gale Group – Reference Reviews

    This eye-opening look at religious history and society is highly recommended for academic and public libraries.

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The Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements is the first volume in the acclaimed Religion & Society series, designed to offer exciting coverage to students, general readers and scholars. It covers 200 topics and movements – from Cargo Cults to the Anti-Christ – supplemented by illustrations and extracts of primary source material. The volume offers a fresh, modern perspective on the role and importance of religion in society.

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Format

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Editor

Richard Landes, Boston University

ISBN

9780415922463

Edition

First

Volumes

1

Pages

478

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