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Title: Secrecy in the New Testament
Subtitle: An Exegetical and Theological Study
Author(s): COLLINS, Raymond F.
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 25    Issue: 1   Date: spring 2000   
Pages: 49-71
DOI: 10.2143/LS.25.1.583422

Abstract :
The beginning of this new millennium has provided evidence of some anxiety among technocrats. They were unable to gauge the impact of the so-called Y2K factor until such time as January 1, 2000 actually arrived. Anxiety was also felt among some religious groups as to what the millennium might mean for human history. Others looked to the millennial year as a time for persons of faith to celebrate in the manner of a biblical Jubilee.
Some people feared that the coming of the millennium would be marked by widespread apocalyptic fervor. Fortunately that fear was not realized. For the most part peoples' interest in apocalypticism at the turn of the millennium was expressed in a much greater interest in the Book of Revelation than had previously been experienced. For the first time in recent memory, if ever before, there was seemingly as much interest in the Book of Revelation among mainline Christians as there had been among Christian fundamentalists.

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