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7.2 What is Apocalypticism?

When we talk about Apocalypticism or apocalyptic thinking in the public sphere today, we are usually referring to catastrophes of unknown magnitude that are unleashed upon the earth and mankind. Many know of films or novels in which the earth is threatened or destroyed by otherworldly powers and forces, natural disasters, or military events. All of these things have very little to do with Apocalypticism in its original form. In this section we will explore the topic of Apocalypticism, in particular, the thousand-year kingdom of peace.