Different Types of Millennialism (2011)

An Interview by Dr. Erik Niblaeus with Prof. Richard Landes

In his research on Millennialism, Richard Landes distinguishes between active and passive “sabbatical millennialism” in Christian traditions. With Erik Niblaeus, he further discusses the competitive late antique and early medieval concepts of this tradition. As an example of active, “bottom-up” Millennialism, the historian explains the “Peace-of-God” movement.