Prophecy in the New Millennium

When Prophecies Persist

Author: Suzanne Newcombe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 933

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.

A Culture of Conspiracy

Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Author: Michael Barkun

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 306

View: 494

American society has changed dramatically since A Culture of Conspiracy was first published in 2001. In this revised and expanded edition, Michael Barkun delves deeper into America's conspiracy sub-culture, exploring the rise of 9/11 conspiracy theories, the "birther" controversy surrounding Barack Obama's American citizenship, and how the conspiracy landscape has changed with the rise of the Internet and other new media. What do UFO believers, Christian millennialists, and right-wing conspiracy theorists have in common? According to Michael Barkun in this fascinating yet disturbing book, quite a lot. It is well known that some Americans are obsessed with conspiracies. The Kennedy assassination, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the 2001 terrorist attacks have all generated elaborate stories of hidden plots. What is far less known is the extent to which conspiracist worldviews have recently become linked in strange and unpredictable ways with other "fringe" notions such as a belief in UFOs, Nostradamus, and the Illuminati. Unraveling the extraordinary genealogies and permutations of these increasingly widespread ideas, Barkun shows how this web of urban legends has spread among subcultures on the Internet and through mass media, how a new style of conspiracy thinking has recently arisen, and how this phenomenon relates to larger changes in American culture. This book, written by a leading expert on the subject, is the most comprehensive and authoritative examination of contemporary American conspiracism to date. Barkun discusses a range of material-involving inner-earth caves, government black helicopters, alien abductions, secret New World Order cabals, and much more-that few realize exists in our culture. Looking closely at the manifestations of these ideas in a wide range of literature and source material from religious and political literature, to New Age and UFO publications, to popular culture phenomena such as The X-Files, and to websites, radio programs, and more, Barkun finds that America is in the throes of an unrivaled period of millenarian activity. His book underscores the importance of understanding why this phenomenon is now spreading into more mainstream segments of American culture.

Bibliography of Occult and Fantastic Beliefes, vol.4 S-Z

e-paper EDITION of pseudonym-group "Paul Smith"

Author: Paul Smith (collective pseudonym)

Publisher: Buike Science And Music

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 653

EDITION of undercover-collective "Paul Smith", probably Melbourne/Australia - general purpose: mental hygiene in "esoteric matters", special purpose: esoterism around "Rennes-le-Chateau and Berenger Sauniere" - covering ca. 21.000 titles in 2017

The Teachers Calendar 2011-2012

Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 1125

View: 386

The most authoritative and comprehensive calendar reference for teachers--revised annually to keep readers up-to-date! Offers unique facts, important holidays, and major anniversaries in a handy day-by-day calendar format. New to this edition is a blog that will feature content from the book, fresh ideas for incorporating information into curriculum, and occasional guest entries by some of our other authors on the teacher resource list.

Chases Calendar of Events, 2012 Edition

Author: Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 752

View: 183

Includes more than 10,000 holidays, holy days, national and ethnic celebrations, astronomical phenomena, festivals, fairs, anniversaries, and other events from around the world

The New American Poetry of Engagement

A 21st Century Anthology

Author: Ann Keniston

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 317

"This anthology offers a comprehensive look at contemporary American poetry, demonstrating that poets are moving at once toward a new engagement with public concerns and toward a focus on the problems of representation. A detailed introduction by the editors along with statements by many of the poets add depth and context to the book "--Provided by publisher.

Chases Calendar of Events, 2012 Edition

Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 752

View: 484

Something's happening every day in Chase's Chase’s Calendar of Events is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference available in the world on special days, weeks, and months Indispensable CD-ROM holds all the book’s 12,500 entries Unique reference in the marketplace acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal, Library Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post

Priorities, Plans, and Progress of the Nation's Space Program

Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, March 7, 2012

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Astronautics and state

Page: 77

View: 126

Chase's Calendar of Events 2009

Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 752

View: 193

12,500 listings for events all over the world Used by media professionals, marketing professionals, and on-air personalities CD-ROM allows customized searches by date, subject, location, and many other ways! Chase’s is a combination of events reference, almanac, and anniversary book--no other reference combines all these elements