Apocalypse and Millennium
Studies in Biblical Eisegesis
By (author) Kenneth G. C. Newport
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Apocalypse and Millennium by Kenneth G. C. Newport
Book DescriptionThis book is about the various ways in which the Book of Revelation (the Apocalypse) has been interpreted over the last 300 years. It examines in detail Methodist, Baptist, English Anglican and Roman Catholic uses of Revelation from 1600 to 1800, and then American Millerism and Seventh-day Adventist uses from 1800 on. The book argues that, far from being a random sequence of bizarre statements, millennial schemes (including the setting of dates for the second coming of Christ) are more often characterized by complex and internally consistent interpretations of scripture. As an example, the work of David Koresh is examined at length. Koresh, styled by some the 'Wacko from Waco', clearly had views which some would find odd. However, his interpretation of scripture did not lack system or context, and to see him in that light is to begin to understand why his message had appeal.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521068451
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kenneth G. C. Newport
Letters of Charles Wesley, Hardback (April 2013)
This first volume of a two volume edition contains letters written between 1727 and 1756 by the famous hymn writer, poet and co-founder of Methodism, Charles Wesley (1707-1788). The edition brings together texts which are located in libraries and archives from across the globe and here presents them as a complete collection for the first time.
End All Around Us, Hardback (May 2009)
The Apocalypse or end times are a recurrent theme within contemporary popular culture. 'The End All Around Us' presents a wide-ranging exploration of the influence of the apocalypse within art, literature, music and film.
Manuscript Journal of the Reverend Charles Wesley MA, Paperback (July 2007)
While remaining firmly committed to the Church of England, Charles Wesley shared in the founding of Methodism, a religious movement that has had far-reaching social and religious influence worldwide. This title presents the volumes of Charles Wesley's manuscript journal.
Expecting the End, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Kenneth G. C. Newport
Jesus' promise that 'the end' draws near has spawned an expectation of that grand event across various religious groups. This title examines the abiding social issues that surround the continued presence of apocalyptic anticipation by setting them in various manifestations.
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