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A History of the Second Coming: Did You Know? - Hall of Infamy
Hall of Antichrists: Nine (of many) who were thought to be forbearers of the End
A History of the Second Coming: From the Editor - Sliver in a Forest
Historic Premillennialism: Taking the Long View
Most early Christian thinkers weren't troubled by the delay of Jesus' return. They were troubled by those who thought he was coming soon.
Amillennialism: Millennium Today
Augustine changed his mind—and that of the church in the West for the Next 1,500 years.
Medieval Apocalypticism: Looking for the Last Emperor
The late Middle Ages was no tranquil era of religious harmony, but a hotbed of dissent and extreme speculation.
Columbus's Millennial Voyage
The famous explorer was driven across the Atlantic by more than a quest for gold and glory.
Reformation Amillennialism: Salvation Now, Salvation Forever
Luther and Calvin challenged the Catholic church on many key teachings—but not on the doctrine of last things.
Reformation Apocalypticism: Münster's Monster
What began as prophetic fervor ended in dictatorship and blood.
American Postmillennialism: Seeing the Glory
American Christians like Jonathan Edwards were optimistic about the end.
American Adventism: The Great Disappointment
When a New York farmer announced the date of Christ's return, thousands believed him.
Dispensational Premillennialism: The Dispensationalist Era
How a once-mocked idea began its domination of the evangelical world.
Pentecostal Millennialism: The Second Comers
At first, the gift of tongues meant one thing: Jesus was returning soon.
Recent Premillennialism: Late Great Predictions
The events of recent decades have fired the imagination of a host of premillennialist, especially Hal Lindsey.
Judgment Day on the Big Screen
The end of the world according to filmmakers.
A History of the Second Coming: Christian History Interview - Hope Beyond the Details
Christians have hardly agreed about how and when Christ will return—only that he will.
A History of the Second Coming: Recommended Resources - The End of the World As We Know It
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