|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
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Table of Contents
Contents: From the extraordinary to the ordinary: an overview of prophecy, Suzanne Newcombe and Sarah Harvey; Part I Perspectives on Prophecy: Messages from beyond: prophecy in the contemporary world, Michael Barkun; Prophecy: social scientific perspectives and Lubavitch, Simon Dein; Prophecy on the margins: a case study of the Apocalypse in later 17th-century England, Warren Johnston; Prophecy: a perspective from the early Church and the contemporary experience of a Methodist minister, Andrew Maguire. Part II Perennial Prophecy in Mainstream Traditions: The new Apostolic reformation: Main Street mystics and everyday prophets, Margaret M. Poloma and Matthew T. Lee; The Mahdi and the end-times in Islam, Hugh Beattie; The coming Golden Age: on prophecy in Hinduism, Luis Gonzßlez-Reimann; Divination, prophecy and oracles in Tibetan Buddhism, Christopher Bell; Chasing the horizon: prophecy in secular contexts, Wendy M. Grossman. Part III Contemporary Case Studies: Living in the time of the end: a personal commentary from my experiences with the Children of God and The Family International, Abi Freeman May; Mormonism and The Family International: toward a theory of prophecy in the development of new religious movements, Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd; The dispensation of providence: growing up as a blessed child in the Unification Church, Hani Zaccarelli; Waco: living prophecy, Livingstone Fagan; (Always) living in the end-times: the â€˜rolling prophecy' of the conspiracy milieu, David G. Robertson. Part IV 2012 Prophecies: From mushrooms to the stars: 2012 and the Apocalypse milieu, Andrew Fergus Wilson; Viral email and the 2012 Apocalypse contagion: seven reasons why the world won't end in 2012, Kristine Larsen; Remembering the future: 2012 as planetary transition, Suzanne Rough; 2012 and the revival of the New Age movement: the Mayan calendar and the cultic milieu in Switzerland, Jean-François Mayer. Conclusion: Looking into the future: why prophecies will persist, J. Gordon Melton; Index.