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Fifteen Years of Failed Prophecy

AuthorRobert W. Balch
Author 2
John Domitrovich
Author 3
Barbara Lynn Mahnke
Author 4
Vanessa Morrison
Title of item
Fifteen Years of Failed Prophecy
Subtitle of item
Coping with cognitive dissonance in a Bahá'í sect
ed. Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer
Parent publication   Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements
Publisher of this ed.
New York: Routledge
Date of this edition 1997
Permission Fair use (see notes on copyright)
Typed 1998 by Robert Stauffer
Posted 2005 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract An academic article about the prophetic expectations of a covenant-breaker group, Baha’is Under the Provisions of the Covenant. Followed by "The End is Nearish," Chase's predictions satirized by Harper's.
Notes See also the author's earlier study, When the Bombs Drop: Reactions to Disconfirmed Prophecy in a Millennial Sect.

The "Bahá'í sect" discussed in this article is not affiliated with the Bahá'í Faith, follows a different set of writings, and has been sued by the legal trademark holders for illegitimate use of Bahá'í terms; see WIPO Domain Name Dispute: Case D2005-0214, "". On whether the real Bahá'í Faith has "sects," see The Covenant, Bahá'u'lláh's "Supreme Gift", Protects The Bahá'í Faith From Schism (offsite).

This article was reprinted in a later collection, Expecting Armageddon: Essential Readings in Failed Prophecy, ed. Jon R. Stone (Routledge, 2000), pp. 269-282. Read both on Amazon: the 1997 publication and the 2000 publication. See below for "End is Nearish."

Tags Covenant-breakers; Prophecies
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