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Prophecy in the New Millennium: When Prophecies Persist

Harvey, Sarah and Newcombe, Suzanne eds. (2013). Prophecy in the New Millennium: When Prophecies Persist. Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing.

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Abstract

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

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2013 Sarah Harvey and Suzanne Newcombe
ISBN: 1-4094-4995-5, 978-1-4094-4995-9
Keywords: prophecies; eschatology; prophecy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Religious Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 48135
Depositing User: Suzanne Newcombe
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 09:55
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48135
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