Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience” as Want to Read:
Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Millennialists through the ages have looked forward to the apocalyptic moment that will radically transform society into heaven on earth. They have delivered withering critiques of their own civilizations and promised both the impending annihilation of the forces of evil and the advent of a perfect society. And all their promises have invariably failed. We tend, therefore, ...more
Hardcover, 499 pages
Published August 4th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published July 7th 2011)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Heaven on Earth, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Heaven on Earth

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-48)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Bryn Hammond
Feb 12, 2015 Bryn Hammond rated it did not like it
Before beginning: My fear with this is that he might be entirely negative on these movements, whereas from The Ghost Dance: Origins Of Religion to The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia, I have been taught to see a value in millennial expressions.

#
I didn't get far. I'm fine with the idea that the French Revolution and so on can be viewed in millennial terms, but this is not the historical investigation I hoped for. Strident.
Peter Clothier
May 29, 2012 Peter Clothier rated it really liked it
Millennial madness is with us again as December 2012 looms and, with it, the end of the world as we know it, as "predicted" by the Mayan calendar.

It's a good moment, then, to take note of Richard Landes' Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of Millennial Experience. It would take a mind more scholarly than my own to do justice to this book with a properly critical review. It's a hefty tome and its language is that of meticulously argued academic analysis. The footnotes alone often take up half a page
...more
Jean-claude Klein
Jean-claude Klein rated it it was amazing
Apr 17, 2015
Zuckzor
Zuckzor rated it really liked it
Nov 22, 2016
Chip Berlet
Chip Berlet rated it really liked it
Sep 10, 2014
Mia
Mia rated it liked it
May 22, 2014
Chip Berlet
Chip Berlet rated it it was amazing
Sep 10, 2014
Andrea
Andrea rated it really liked it
Jun 29, 2014
Lynne
Lynne rated it it was amazing
May 28, 2015
Larry Banks
Larry Banks rated it it was amazing
Apr 16, 2012
Heather Shearer
Heather Shearer rated it really liked it
Jun 13, 2014
Adam Chamberlain
Adam Chamberlain rated it it was amazing
Apr 18, 2013
Kel Munger
Kel Munger rated it really liked it
Jan 26, 2015
Bob Duke
Bob Duke rated it it was amazing
Nov 01, 2013
Curt
Curt rated it really liked it
Apr 15, 2014
Henri Tournyol du Clos
Henri Tournyol du Clos rated it it was amazing
Nov 06, 2016
Anthony
Anthony rated it liked it
Mar 13, 2016
Andrew
Andrew rated it really liked it
Aug 13, 2012
Mona
Mona marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2011
Hadrian
Hadrian marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2011
Nathan
Nathan marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2011
Kathy Fredrickson
Kathy Fredrickson marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2011
Joel
Joel marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2011
Anna
Anna marked it as to-read
Sep 01, 2011
John
John marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2011
Tamara
Tamara added it
Oct 04, 2011
Alex
Alex marked it as to-read
Oct 07, 2011
Frrobins
Frrobins marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2012
Dustin
Dustin added it
Jul 08, 2013
Matt Westbrook
Matt Westbrook marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2012
Michael Toguchi
Michael Toguchi marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2012
Jonathan
Jonathan marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2012
Adam
Adam is currently reading it
Jul 12, 2012
Chad Kettner
Chad Kettner marked it as to-read
Aug 07, 2012
Eric
Eric marked it as to-read
Sep 17, 2012
Michelle Wong
Michelle Wong marked it as to-read
Oct 25, 2012
Ruth Dazcal
Ruth Dazcal marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2013
Michael P
Michael P marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2013
Chris Gropp
Chris Gropp marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2013
Nathan Byrd
Nathan Byrd marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2013
J.F. Martel
J.F. Martel marked it as to-read
Aug 29, 2013
Peter
Peter marked it as to-read
Sep 11, 2013
Daniel
Daniel marked it as to-read
Oct 05, 2013
Philipp
Philipp marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2014
Frederic
Frederic marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book