His areas of research include nineteenth-century religious thought, British-Israelism, and millennialist
While communism at least expressed an alleged commitment to Enlightenment ideals that may be acceptable in themselves, Islamists propound an extremely reactionary ideological mishmash of anti-Western, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, anti-modern, anti-intellectual, genocidal, misogynistic, homophobic, barbaric, violence-laden, theocratic and millennialist
drivel--all of which is readily accessible to anyone who takes the time to read, listen to, or watch the masses of Islamist material that have been produced over the past three decades and that are increasingly freely available on the Web.
Common to American and European romantic millennialist
thought, the Emersonian identification of poet with messiah, which transforms poetry into gospel and invests it with redemptive power, underlies Whitman's messianic stance.
97; William Chaloupka, "The Irrepressible Lightness and Joy of Being Green: Empire and Environmentalism," in ENC; Lee Quinby, "Taking the Millennialist
Pulse of Empire's Multitude: A Genealogical Feminist Diagnosis," in ENC; and Aronowitz, "New World Order" p.
In a fusion of secular and millennialist
impulses, the patriotic plays tend to reduce the complex socio-political parameters of the revolution to an oversimplified pattern of vivid moral contrasts that call for immediate choice.
The roots of the seemingly strange alliance between Jewish and Christian Zionisms can be traced back to the early 1800s, in England, when millennialist
Protestant fundamentalists, with political leadership from Lord Shaftesbury, began to advocate the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine.
Will antigovernment and millennialist
types see the new reach of federal intelligence as yet more proof of conspiracies?
Indeed, the millennialist
'Plan' pin-points the stage where "we are now.
Some historians might even be tempted by parallels between the idealistic hopes of a democracy movement in a time of cataclysmic change, and millennialist
movements among oppressed peasantries earlier in colonial history.
, apocalyptic view of the world, which many groups and individuals hold, likely will become an area of increasing concern to law enforcement, especially as the year 2000 approaches.
Participants were business, association, community, and government leaders from around the country -- representatives of police, emergency management, association management, insurance, law, legislative, federal agencies, military, a high school student, a futurist, a millennialist
, an environmentalist, and so forth.
The mass suicide in a wealthy Southern California enclave casts a brutal light on a millennialist
sect that earned notoriety in California 22 years ago, before disappearing into isolation to teach its members that the Earth was corrupt, that civilization was doomed and that only the disciplined few could be saved, rescued by a UFO.