PROPHECY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM:
When Prophecies Persist
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building,
London School of Economics, Saturday 12 May 2012
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10.00-10.10 Professor Eileen Barker (Professor, LSE; Chair & Honorary Director, Inform) Welcome
10.10-10.20 Dr Suzanne Newcombe and Sarah Harvey (Research Officers, Inform) Introduction
10.20-10.45 Dr Simon Dein (UCL and University of Durham) â€œProphecy: Social Scientific Perspectivesâ€
10.45-11.10 Sheila Tremlett (former member of the Worldwide Church of God) â€œTo a Place of Safety? The Elect in the Great Tribulationâ€
11.35-12.00 Dr Hugh Beattie (The Open University) â€œThe Mahdi and the End-Times in Islamâ€
12.00-12.25 Abi Freeman (mid-lifer) â€œLiving in the Time of the Endâ€
12.25-13.00 Group Discussions
14.00-14.25 Andrew Fergus Wilson (University of Derby) â€œFrom the Mushrooms to the Stars: 2012 and the Apocalyptic Milieuâ€
14.25-14.50 Kevin Whitesides (PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh) â€œNew Age: (Still) Doing What it Says on the Tinâ€
14.50-15.15 David G. Robertson (PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh) â€œ(Always) Living in the End Times: The â€œRolling Prophecyâ€ of the Conspiracy Milieuâ€
15.40-16.05 Wendy Grossman (freelance writer and founder of The Skeptic Magazine) â€œChasing the Horizon: Prophecy in Secular Contextsâ€
16.05-16.30 Professor Gordon Melton (Baylor University and founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion)
â€œLooking into the Future: Why Prophecies Will Persistâ€
16.30-17.00 Panel Discussion
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