Book Publicity for Heaven on Earth
Author: Richard Landes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Some say “the end is near” others believe that we have been here before. Remember Y2K! Richard Landes and Newman Communications feel it’s just the beginning!
Landes and Newman Communications have committed to a book publicity tour for Heaven on Earth introducing some of the most influential apocalyptic movements in history, from tribal and agrarian societies to the post-modern world.
Ranging from ancient Egypt to modern-day UFO cults and global Jihad, Heaven on Earth both delivers an eye-opening revisionist argument for the significance of millennialism throughout history and alerts the reader to the alarming spread of these ideologies in our world today.
Notably Landes shows that millennialism is universal and not exclusive to Christianity or Judaism through a range of examples, including:
- Akhenaten’s “monotheistic heresy” in 14th century BCE Egypt
- The 19th century “Cattle-Slaying” Xhosa of South Africa
- Hong Xiu Chuang’s Taiping in 19th centuryChina
- The French Revolution
Starting at the beginning of our book publicity outreach, we have helped Richard Landes get his message to many on radio stations via:
- Frankie Boyer on the Lifetime Radio Network
- Texas NPR
- AM & FM Philadelphia WIP with Peter Solomon
Still other major online media have expressed interest in the book to learn more about these significant actions.
As Landes states: ” As we all have learned, the promises of these movements inevitably fail, leading many people to regard millennialism as a “history of nonsense.” But according to Richard Landes apocalyptic movements—some of the most protean, productive, and destructive that mankind has produced—need to be taken seriously.
Through these case studies in Heaven on Earth, Landes not only redefines the history of this largely misunderstood phenomenon, but examines its persistence today. He looks at everything from the buzz surrounding the Mayan Calendar (ending this December 2012) and warnings of Global Warming to Global Jihad—the first major apocalyptic movement of the 21st century. Through these present-day applications Landes reveals the widespread existence of (largely unconscious) millennial thinking in secular circles and in turn, its vast influence on current thought.
About the Author
Richard Landes is Associate Professor of History and directed the Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University. He is the author of several books, and editor of The Apocalyptic Year 1000 and the Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements.
So What about Karl Marx, UFO’s and Jihad? According to Richard Landes they are all millennialist movements. Let’s re -group on 12/21/12 and see if we are still here to discuss this fascinating subject.