Blight will only acknowledge a Douglass who subscribed to "a kind of radical hope in the theory of natural rights," with but a frosting of "a Christian millenialist
view of history as humankind's grand story." Blight is much more unhappy with the "self-made" Douglass, and was not shy in saying so directly while commenting on Sandefur's book in a New York Times op-ed last year.
The organisation was founded on the proposition that 'God has never abandoned Israel' and that Israel is the 'prerequisite of Christ's return', a form of pre-millenialist millenialist
dispensationalism' that is the basis for a continuing emphasis on Israel in certain forms of Christian worship and practice (Gifford 2001:74).
In a significant number of popular rebellions in China's past, heterodox religion motivated a large number of people to act against the state, often by intermixing with other semi-related traditions, including secret societies, the criminal underworld, millenialist
movements, ethnic minorities, local lineage groups, and so forth, many of whom were already unhappy with the government.
All of the evidence points to the unavoidable truth that the Rockite phenomenon, begun in a very specific place and under specific circumstances, grew into a large scale movement in no small part due to its millenialist
It reinforces the stigma that ecocriticism, as Scott Slovic explains, represents "merely a nostalgic, millenialist
fad, a yearning to resurrect and re-explain a limited tradition of hackneyed pastoral or wilderness texts" (160).
They arise from a 'millenialist
' elite, with unique access to 'the truth', achieving the political power to impose its will absolutely, while facing a crisis of overwhelming proportions.
The period produced a number of communities with explicitly utopian projects and writings, including the millenialist
Fifth Monarchists and the socially levelling, anti-private property Levellers and Diggers.
Also, for an excellent summary of the thesis inspired by Cohn and developed by Rhodes, see Robert Ellwood, "Nazism as a Millenialist
Movement," in Catherine Wessinger, ed., Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2000), pp.
And third, the millenialist
cult to which Shanan and his mother belonged strongly condemned nonmarital sexual relationships, such as the one Shanan's father enjoyed with his live-in girlfriend.
The imagery of Victorian gardening thus had about it a millenialist
iconography of an orientalized geography of revelation.
Peters' mind, or at least on its threshold." In a "suspended state of consciousness which can come upon a man taking a nap," Peters is the millenialist
Everyman on his journey toward death, trying to connect the moments of his life into coherence.
By examining the behavioral dynamics occurring in groups that adhere to millenialist
philosophies, law enforcement agencies can identify potential dangers in order to appropriately respond to and interact with these groups.