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From Activism to Apathy: The American People and Nuclear Weapons, 1963-1980

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Author(s): Boyer, Paul
Bibliographic entry in Chapter 16: Unite…

Reagan as President: Contemporary Views of the Man, His Politics, and His Policies

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Author(s): Boyer, Paul
Bibliographic entry in Chapter 25: The U…

Exotic Resonances: Hiroshima in American Memory

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Author(s): Boyer, Paul
Bibliographic entry in Chapter 13: The U…

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Author(s): Boyer, Paul
Bibliographic entry in Chapter 1: Refere…

Apocalypticism

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Author(s): Kippenberg, Hans G. | Koch, Klaus | Deppermann, Klaus | Boyer, Paul
1. Scope 1.1. Definition Apocalypticism, which was forged within the Judeo-Christian tradition, comprises a literary genre, a set of eschatological concepts, and a world-renouncing lifestyle. Apocalypticism differs from eschatology, millenarianism, and messianism. Eschatology reflects on the end of the old aeon, apocalypticism on the way to the new aeon. Millenarianism appeals to the vision of a millennium without work or government, apocalypticism to an otherworldly lifestyle. Messianism counts on …

Millenarianism/Chiliasm

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Author(s): Pezzoli-Olgiati, Daria | Aune, David E. | Fitschen, Klaus | Leppin, Volker | Boyer, Paul S | Et al.
[German Version] I. Religious Studies – II. New Testament – III. Church History – IV. North America – V. Systematic Theology – VI. Islam – VII. China I. Religious Studies Millenarianism (chiliasm) refers to the notion of a 1,000-year (Lat. millenarius, Gk χίλια/ chília) period ¶ immediately preceding the Last Judgment and the end of the world. This conception of world history (see also II) derives from Jewish apocalypticism (III) and became widespread over time, being interpreted in various ways depending on the age and cultural envi…