Apocalyptic Time by Albert I. Baumgarten

By Albert I. Baumgarten

The topic of the ebook is the character and conception of time in millennial activities, the ways that those teams confront inevitable sadness after which go back to "normal" time. the amount contains revised essays in accordance with shows made at a world convention dedicated to the subject matter. Authors undertake a few disciplinary techniques to the subject, interpreting millennial activities from the 3 Abrahamic faiths, in addition to from the East. The objective of this paintings is to give a contribution to the idea of millennialism, via offering particular facts and theoretical mirrored image that could increase one another.

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Apocalyptic Time

The subject of the e-book is the character and notion of time in millennial hobbies, the ways that those teams confront inevitable sadness after which go back to "normal" time. the quantity contains revised essays in accordance with displays made at a global convention dedicated to the subject matter.

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Binary maps smacking of paranoid attitudes, mark also some of the "electronic churches" or "TV cults" in the United States. 48 For instance, Ovesey found "power motivation" among paranoid patients, see L. Ovesey, "Pseudo-Homosexuality, the Paranoid Mechanism and Paranoia," Psychiatry 18 (1955) pp. 163-173. 49 See David Flusser, The Judean Desert Sect and its Views," ^ion 19 (1954) pp. 89-103 (Hebrew). 50 See Hazani, "Sacrificial Immortality," p. 433. 28 MOSHE HAZANI death anxiety is never fully abated.

In any event, the faithful do "leap" over time and enjoy immediate rebirth. 36 The sequence in some instances) is the cornerstone of our argument. Therefore, we contend that apocalypticism is a link in the sequence, one of the human responses to desymbolization. 34 Lifton, Broken Connection, pp. 302—303. I. Thomas' formulation of the actual outcome of men's definition of the situation. I. Thomas and F. Znaniecki, The Polish Peasant in Europe and America (New York: Dover, 1958) pp. 1847-1849. C.

APOCALYPTICISM, SYMBOLIC BREAKDOWN AND PARANOIA 37 to establish order and consistency. 84 Underlying all this, intense anxiety and insecurity are related to death. "85 It is a basic human need to relate one's place to the structure of the world. For the paranoid, however, it is also a desperate attempt to cope with indeterminacy. Grand historical schemes, then, cater to both his ultimate concerns, his proximate ones, his need to be related to a whole to overcome his death anxiety. Determinism: At this point, the deterministic worldview of the apocalyptic surfaces.

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