HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Dec 2001)

Millennialisme, eskatologie en apokaliptiek<Sup>1<Sup.

  • Andries van Aarde

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 57, no. 3/4
pp. 1158 – 1178


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Millennialism, eschatology, and apocalypticism. This aricle consists of four parts. Firstly, it describes briefly and elementarily the origins of millennialism as it manifested in the history of theoligy. Secondly, it reflects on some of the new and challenging ways New Testament scholars nowadays study eschatology and apocalypticism from a social-scientific perspecive on the conception of time in the first-century Mediterranean world and from the cultural psychological perspective on altered states of consciousness. Thirdly, the articile aims at applying the social-political results of the study to the interpretation of the expression "one thousand year reign" in Revelation 20:1-10.