Sweet, Leonard I.
September 1979
Theological Studies;Sep79, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p510
Academic Journal
Discusses books on the growing preoccupation of serious scholars with the subject of the future in general and millennialism in the United States in particular. Ambiguity and ambivalence of millennial thought; Importance of eschatological symbols and apocalyptic rhetoric; Study of millennialism as the product of mental aberration and psychosocial disorder; Implications of millennialism on the strata of society.


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