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Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Damian Thompson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores how members of one religious group with a strong apocalyptic tradition — Kensington Temple, a large Pentecostal church in London — reconciled doctrines of the end of the world with ... More


Kensington Temple

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces Kensington Temple and its senior pastor, Colin Dye. It shows how the life of the congregation reflects the religious trends discussed in chapters 2 and 3, such as the ... More


Living with the End

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the different strategies used by leaders and members of Kensington Temple with regard to the subject of the End Times. It examines the “official” treatment of apocalyptic ... More


The Year 2000

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the significance of the year 2000 for Western society, evangelical Christianity, and Kensington Temple. It argues that in all three arenas, the millennium raised hopes that had ... More


Conclusions

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is divided into two sections. The first examines the wider lessons to be drawn from the study of millenarianism at Kensington Temple. The second section argues that although the Problem ... More


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