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Longing for the End: A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization
Jonestown, Waco, and Heaven's Gate resonate in the contemporary mind in the same way that Masada or Mount Tabor resonated in the minds of others long past. The members of these movements believed that the end of the world was at hand and that they had to act through violence or suicide to ensure its occurrence. Frederic Baumgartner explores the long, often violent, history ...more
Published October 30th 1999 by St. Martin's Press
(first published September 1st 1999)
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