Apocalypse and Millennium

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 10, 2000 - Religion - 252 pages
"Apocalypse and Millennium 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 characterised by highly complex and internally consistent interpretations of scripture. Such interpretations do not always result in positive outcomes. 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, particularly to those of the Seventh-day Adventist tradition. The final three chapters in this book outline Koresh's thinking on end-time events and trace the line of his interpretative tradition from nineteenth-century Millerism through Seventh-day Adventism and Davidianism (which began in 1929)."--BOOK JACKET.
 

Contents

Hanserd Knollys Benjamin Keach and the book
24
Revelation 13 and the papal Antichrist in eighteenth
48
the book of Revelation in Roman
66
eschatological belief
91
prophetic interpreter
119
66
147
William Miller the book of Daniel and the end
150
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153
Revelation 131118 in the Seventh
168
the book of Revelation in
197
Bibliography
237
Index of names
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