Apocalypse and Millennium
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Collins, W. “Apocalypse and Millennium: Catastrophe, Progress, and the Lesser Peace”. The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 12, no. 1-4, Dec. 2002, doi:10.31581/jbs-12.1-4.1(2002).

Abstract

Millennialism—the expectation of a more perfect order through divine intervention—is an important research topic and Bahá’í motif. The Bahá’í vision of a divine plan leading to the Lesser Peace and the Most Great Peace has “progressive” and “catastrophic” aspects. Some twentieth-century speculations on the Lesser Peace anticipated momentous events for three periods with both apocalyptic and peaceful aspects, for example, peace preceded by a catastrophe near the century’s end. This paper reviews some approaches to the Lesser Peace in light of millennialism studies and draws conclusions about Bahá’í “catastrophic” and “progressive” thinking.

https://doi.org/10.31581/jbs-12.1-4.1(2002)
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