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Recurrent Usage of Daniel in Apocalyptic Movements in History

Title: The Recurrent Usage of Daniel in Apocalyptic Movements in History.
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Name(s): Kermitz, Zachary, author
Religion
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This thesis is a comparison of how three different apocalyptic religious groups interpret the Book of Daniel as referring to their particular group and circumstances despite the vast differences from the book's original context. First, the authorship of the book of Daniel itself is analyzed to establish the original intent of the book and what it meant to its target audience in the second century BCE. This first chapter is also used as a point of comparison to the other groups. Secondly, the influence of Daniel on the authorship of the book of Revelation and early Christianity is examined. In the third chapter, the use of Daniel amongst the Millerites, a nineteenth century American apocalyptic religious movement is analyzed. To conclude, the use of Daniel amongst the three groups is compared allowing for conclusions of how these particular groups managed to understand the book of Daniel as referring to their own particular group and circumstances with some attention paid to modern trends in interpretation as well.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0080 (IID)
Keywords: Daniel, apocalypticism, William Miller
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Religion in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: April 13, 2012.
Subject(s): Religion
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0080
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Kermitz, Z. (2012). The Recurrent Usage of Daniel in Apocalyptic Movements in History. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0080