One could wonder if this coming of Trump, Putin, ISIS, the Clintons, and the 
resurge of ™ and mindfulness..are just historical bit parts of a pre-millennial 
preparation? And add in anthropocentric global warming as the explosion of 
materialism?  ..We just have to get through this to the New Jerusalem, a heaven 
on earth? 

 Driving now on return home to Fairfield through the bible-belt listening to 
the radio, of course the radio preachers are not thinking about revolutionary 
transformational transcendent meditationism like some of us may but I have just 
been at a conference with 2 days of scholarly papers delivered on the 
millennialism in various communal groups also like ours (millenarian).  

 Throughout the conference papers were scattered use of academic terms of: 
eschatology, millennialism, dispensation, apocalypticism, and millenarianism. 

 A quick review:


 Apocalypse: Definitions and Related Terms 
 by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
 Scholarly Definition of "Apocalypse"(from the SBL's "Apocalypse Group"; 
published in J. J. Collins, Semeia 14 [1979] 9):
 " 'Apocalypse' is a genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework, 
 in which a revelation is mediated  by an otherworldly being  to a human 
 disclosing a transcendent reality which is 
         both temporal, insofar as it envisages eschatological salvation, 
         and spatial insofar as it involves another, supernatural world." 

 The word arises from the Greek 
eschatos meaning "last" and -logy meaning 
"the study of", first used in English around 1550.[1] The Oxford English 
Dictionary defines 
eschatology as "The part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the 
final destiny of the soul and of humankind."[2]
 In the context of mysticism, the 
phrase refers metaphorically to the end of ordinary reality and reunion with 
the Divine. In many religions it is 
taught as an existing future event prophesied in sacred texts orfolklore More broadly, eschatology may encompass 
related concepts such as the Messiah 
orMessianic Age, the end time, and the end of days.

 600 more miles to Fairfield to go..

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