Antichrist and the Millennium

An engrossing account of how ideas surrounding the rise of the Antichrist and the end of the world have dominated human thoughts for thousands of years.

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About the Book
Human beings living through turbulent times have always looked to explain their situations and the actions of seemingly evil people, from Emperor Nero to Charles Manson. Those from a Judeo-Christian tradition have found such explanations in a rich vein of prophetic literature in the Old Testament books of Ezekiel and Daniel as well as the Revelation of St. John in the New Testament.

E.R. Chamberlin in this fascinating book charts the history of these two intertwined concepts: the Antichrist and millenarian expectations for the end of the world. He explores how these ideas have changed through the course of time, examining how such ideas developed during Biblical times, who has been feared as the Antichrist from ancient times through the medieval period to the twentieth century, and how these ideas continue to influence us in the modern day, whether we believe in Christianity or not.

Antichrist and the Millennium is an extraordinary history of ideas that should be essential reading for all interested in understanding how human beings have sought to understand evil and explain what might happen after the apocalypse.

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