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Christian Dispensationalism, the Taiping Revolution, cargo cults in Oceania, the Baha'i Faith, and the Raelian Movement would seem to have little in common. What they share, however, is a millennial orientation-the audacious human hope for a collective salvation, which may be heavenly or earthly or both. Although many religions feature a belief in personal salvation, millennial faiths are characterized by the expectation that salvation will be accomplished for an entire group by a superhuman agent, with or without human collaboration. The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism offers readers an in-depth look at both the theoretical underpinnings of the study of millennialism and its many manifestations across history and cultures. While the term "millennialism" is drawn from Christianity, it is a category that is used to study religious expressions in diverse cultures, religious traditions, and historical periods. Sometimes, millennial expectations are expressed in peaceful ways. Other times, millennialists become involved in violence. The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism begins with a section that examines four primary types of millennialism. Chapters in the next section examine key issues such as charismatic leadership, use of scripture, prophetic failure, gender roles, children, tension with society, and violence. The rest of the book explores millennialism in a wide variety of places and times, from ancient Near Eastern movements to contemporary apocalyptic and new age movements, including the roles played by millennialism in national and international conflicts. This handbook will be a valuable resource for scholars of religious studies, sociology, psychology, history, and new religious movements. - Publisher.

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The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

Published 2011 by Oxford in Oxford, New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Millennialism in cross-cultural perspective / Catherine Wessinger
Catastrophic millennialism / Eugene V. Gallagher
Progressive millennialism / W. Michael Ashcroft
Avertive apocalypticism / Daniel Wojcik
Nativist millennialism / Jean E. Rosenfeld
Charismatic leadership in millennial movements / Lorne L. Dawson
Millennialism, Scripture, and tradition / Eugene V. Gallagher
Prophetic failure in millennial movements / Lorne L. Dawson
Gender roles, sexuality, and children in millennial movements / Melissa M. Wilcox
Millennial visions and conflict with society / David G. Bromley, Catherine Wessinger
Fragile millennial communities and violence / John Walliss
Ancient Near Eastern millennialism / Robert Gnuse
Ancient Jewish and early Christian millennialism / James D. Tabor
Early Islamic and classical Sunni and Shiʻite apocalyptic movements / David Cook
European millennialism / Rebecca Moore
Chinese millennial movements / Scott Lowe
Korean millennial movements / Robert Pearson Flaherty
Japanese millennial movements / Helen Hardacre
Millenarian elements in the Hindu religious traditions / Hugh B. Urban
Millennial and apocalyptic movements in Africa / Rosalind I.J. Hackett
Millennialism in the Caribbean / Barry Chevannes
Pacific millennial movements / Garry W. Trompf
Native American geopolitical, georestorative movements / Michelene E. Pesantubbee
Babi and Bahaʼi millennialism / Peter Smith, William P. Collins
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American millennialisms / Jon R. Stone
Christian dispensationalism / Glenn W. Shuck
National Socialist millennialism / David Redles
Modern Catholic millennialism / Massimo Introvigne
New Age millennialism / Phillip Charles Lucas
UFOs, ETs, and the millennial imagination / Robert Pearson Flaherty
Millennium, apocalypse, and American popular culture / Douglas E. Cowan
Environmental millennialism / Robin Globus, Bron Taylor
Millennialism on the radical right in America / Michael Barkun
Radical millennial movements in contemporary Judaism in Israel / Yaakov Ariel
Millennialism and radical Islamist movements / Jeffrey T. Kenney
Millennial glossary / compiled by Catherine Wessinger

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