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Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Richard Landes


Millennialists through the ages have looked forward to the apocalyptic moment that will radically transform society into heaven on earth. They have delivered withering critiques of their own civilizations and promised both the impending annihilation to the forces of evil and the advent of a perfect society. And all their promises have invariably failed. We tend, therefore, to dismiss these prophets of doom and salvation as crackpots and madmen, and not surprisingly historians of our secular era have tended to underestimate their impact on our modern world. This book offers analysis of this wid ... More

Keywords: evil, perfect society, salvation, secular events, millennialists, modern history, millennialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199753598
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Landes, author
Boston University
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