Why Didn’t the World End on Saturday?
While it may not have made it into the mainstream, there were some who predicted an end to the world last Saturday. Some Christian Zionists were committed to this theory, but Maxwell Emeritus Professor Michael Barkun? Not so much.
“Improvisational millennialism,” Barkun called the combined thoughts of biblical literalism, geopolitics, and astrology, adding later that the prediction was, “an attempt to reduce the cacophony of world events into a single comprehensive narrative of higher meaning.”