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Prophecy in the New Millennium: When Prophecies Persist by Suzanne Newcombe, Sarah Harvey

By Suzanne Newcombe, Sarah Harvey

Secular and non secular prophets of doom abound within the information-rich twenty-first century - as they've got for millennia. yet there has but to be all over the world floods, meteor influence, international machine failure, noticeable alien touch, or direct intervention from God to finish the area as we all know it. contemplating the frequency with which prophecy it sounds as if fails, why do prophecies stay made, and what social features do they serve? This quantity provides a concise, yet entire, assessment of the wealthy variety of prophecy, its function in significant global religions in addition to in new religions and replacement spiritualties, its social dynamics and its influence on contributors’ lives. educational analyses are complimented with contextualized basic resource stories of these who stay and feature lived inside a prophetic framework. The e-book argues that the major to figuring out the extra dramatic, apocalyptic and millenarian features of prophecy is in appreciating prophecy’s extra mundane manifestations and its function in delivering which means and motivation in daily life.

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Prophecy in the New Millennium: When Prophecies Persist

Secular and non secular prophets of doom abound within the information-rich twenty-first century - as they've got for millennia. yet there has but to be around the world floods, meteor impression, worldwide desktop failure, seen alien touch, or direct intervention from God to finish the realm as we all know it. contemplating the frequency with which prophecy it sounds as if fails, why do prophecies remain made, and what social services do they serve?

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