Milenarian Movements

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  • Milenarian Movements - Peter Worsley
    • Idea that Christ will return and rule for a thousand years
    • Expect total and imminent transformation by supernatural means
    • Appeal to the poor, promise improvement
    • Example
      • European colonialism led to economic exploitation, cultural and religious domination
      • Local gods lose credibility when people are forced to work
    • movements combined Christianity e.g. reward for suffering
    • Pre-political - they use religious ideas but united native populations


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