Gould addresses three questions about the millennium with his typical combination of erudition, warmth, and whimsy: As a calendrical event, what is the concept of a millennium and how has its meaning shifted over time? How did the projection of Christ’s 1,000-year reign become a secular measure? And when exactly does the millennium begin—January 1, 2000, or January 2, 2001?
Questioning the Millennium
A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown, Revised Edition
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Publication: October 2011
6 x 9 inches
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