Prophecy in the New Millennium: When Prophecies Persist (BOK)

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Secular and spiritual prophets of doom abound in the information-rich twenty-first century - as they have for millennia. But there has yet to be worldwide floods, meteor impact, global computer failure, obvious alien contact, or direct intervention from God to end the world as we know it. Considering the frequency with which prophecy apparently fails, why do prophecies continue to be made, and what social functions do they serve? This volume gives a concise, but comprehensive, overview of the rich diversity of prophecy, its role in major world religions as well as in new religions and alternative spiritualties, its social dynamics and its impact on individuals' lives. Academic analyses are complimented with contextualized primary source testimonies of those who live and have lived within a prophetic framework. The book argues that the key to understanding the more dramatic, apocalyptic and millenarian aspects of prophecy is in appreciating prophecy's more mundane manifestations and its role in providing meaning and motivation in everyday life.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forlag
ASHGATE PUBLISHING
ISBN 9781409449959 Antall sider 260
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,7cm Vekt 612 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Sarah Harvey, Suzanne Newcombe
Emner og form Comparative religion

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