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Conclusions

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/10.1093/0195178564.003.0008
 Conclusions

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This chapter is divided into two sections. The first examines the wider lessons to be drawn from the study of millenarianism at Kensington Temple. The second section argues that although the Problem of the End has manifested itself throughout the history of millenarianism, it is becoming more acute. It concludes that secularization weakens millenarianism in a more direct way than it weakens other forms of religious consensus.

Keywords: Kensington Temple; millenarianism; End Times; secularization; Pentecostalism; Christianity

Chapter.  5601 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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