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A Closer Look (The Millennium: Religion) Part I #177072

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 16, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A series on the millennium introduced. Harvard University's Stephen Jay Gould's book "Questioning the Millennium" mentioned. [GOULD - comments on the issue of whether the millennium starts in 2000 or 2001; points out that the millennium was prophesied in the book of Revelations.]

(Dallas: Peggy Wehmeyer) Christians' concerns about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in the millennium examined; details given of the biblical account in Revelations. [THEOLOGIAN - comments on people's view of the sense of the imminence of Jesus.] [Evangelical Kelly BROWN - says millions of people will disappear while those left behind will face tribulations.] [Dallas Theological Seminary Charles SWINDOLL - say the Rapture is biblical truth.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Gould's words on end of the world panic noted. [GOULD - recalls the 1830s Millerite apocalyptic movement.]

Jennings, Peter;
Wehmeyer, Peggy

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