American Religion at the Millennium's End

Gustav Niebuhr

Article Type: Word and World Lecture Series

Publication Date: 1/1/1998

Issue: Spirituality and Popular Culture (Vol. 18, No 1, Winter, 1998)

As the millennium draws to a close, religious millennialism appears in two forms: apocalyptic and benign. The latter is part of a widespread public fascination with spiritual matters that has profound implications for American religious institutions.

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