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Millennarism: En studie kring millennarismens utveckling och dess innebörd inom Jehovas vittnen
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Millennialism : A study of the development of millennialism and its meaning for Jehovah´s Witnesses (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to provide material that can explain the development and division of millennialism and in what way it has influenced Jehovah´s Witnesses and their millennial belief. The essay also brings up whether or not this area of Christianity is something that should be part of the religious studies in school.

   The material used is previous research done focused on millennialism and Jehovah´s Witnesses, which then has been analyzed and read to give a better understanding of the two fields.

   The results show that millennialism has developed alongside society and various historical events, such as the rise of the Roman empire, and several religious seminal figures have affected how Christians think about millennialism. It has led to three different ways of viewing millennialism, with the difference being the thought of when Jesus will return in the order of events that will take place in the end time.

   The results also show that millennialism has a great impact on Jehovah´s Witnesses and their choice of lifestyle. They spend a lot of time preparing both themselves and others for the apocalypse, which they believe to be coming in the near future. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 33 p.
Keyword [sv]
Millennarism, Jehovas vittnen, Apokalyps, Tusenårsriket
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62794OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-62794DiVA: diva2:1092562
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Religious Studies
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
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Available from: 2017-05-30 Created: 2017-05-03 Last updated: 2017-05-30Bibliographically approved

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