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The Year 2000

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780195178562
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785070 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195178564.003.0007
 The Year 2000

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This chapter examines the significance of the year 2000 for Western society, evangelical Christianity, and Kensington Temple. It argues that in all three arenas, the millennium raised hopes that had already been disappointed by the time it dawned. At Kensington Temple, a scheme to create a network of 2,000 churches by 2000, heavy with apocalyptic resonances, had to be abandoned in 1999; the theological maneuvering that followed illustrates what can happen when a charismatic strategy fails.

Keywords: Kensington Temple; Pentecostalism; Christianity; millennium; Western society; charisma

Chapter.  12488 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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