Course Readings

James Opp
TH104
W 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Th 3:30 - 4:30 pm (office hours)
380-1822 (office tel)
james.opp@uleth.ca (e-mail)
http://home.uleth.ca/~james.opp/3850/

 


I. 6 September – Introducing Millennialism and Millenarian Movements

Baumgartner, Chapters 1 & 2
Fuller, pp. 14-30

Book of Daniel, Chapters 4-12 (on-line, if necessary)
Book of Revelation, Chapters 5-22 (on-line, if necessary)

II. 13 September – Time, Calendars, and Y1K

Baumgartner, Chapter 3 & 4
Fuller, pp. 30-36

excerpt from the Latin Tiburtine Sibyl (on-line)
excerpt from Pseudo-Methodius (on-line)
excerpt from Abbo of Fleury (on-line)
excerpt from Ekkehard of Aura (on-line)

III. 20 September – Medieval Millennial Expectations

Baumgartner, Chapter 5

excerpt from Hildegard of Bingen (on-line)
excerpt from Joachim of Fiore, Part I & Part II (on-line)
excerpt from Bernard Gui (on-line)
excerpt from the Confession of a Benguine (on-line)

IV. 27 September – Reformation

Baumgartner, Chapter 6
Fuller, pp. 36-39

excerpt from Thomas Muntzer, ‘Sermon to the Princes' (on-line)

V. 4 October – Puritans and a New World Millennium

Baumgartner, Chapter 7 & 8
Fuller, Chapter 2

More on-line excerpts will be added as the course progresses; please check the web page on a weekly basis.

Paper Proposal Due

VI. 11 October – Visionary Women

Baumgartner, Chapter 10, 151-158.

VII. 18 October – Millennialism and Sexuality

Baumgartner, Chapter 10, 159-166
Fuller, pp. 80-88

VIII. 25 October – William Miller and the Adventist Tradition

Baumgartner, 167-179
Fuller, pp. 100-107

IX. 1 November – Modernism, Fundamentalism, and War

Baumgartner, Chapter 12
Fuller, Chapter 4

Primary Research Papers Due

X. 8 November – The Chosen People

Baumgartner, 179-194 & Chapter 12
Fuller, 134-154

XI. 15 November – Atomic Millennium

Baumgartner, Chapter 13
Fuller, 154-164

XII. 22 November – Late Great Planet Earth

Fuller, Chapter 6

XIII. 29 November – Waco: Misunderstanding Millennialism

Baumgartner, Chapter 14

Popular Culture Project Due