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Expecting Armageddon: Essential Readings in Failed Prophecy

Expecting Armageddon: Essential Readings in Failed Prophecy - Jon R. Stone I loved Festinger's "When Prophecy Fails," but I was skeptical of his hypothesis that groups respond to the cognitive dissonance caused by a disconfirmed prophecy by increasing proselytizing activity. Based on my own reading, increased proselytizing after a disconfirmed prophecy is fairly unusual. This book examines the other ways that groups respond to disconfirmed prophecy. The essays in this book are a lot dryer and more scientific-sounding than most of the Festinger book, but if you found that book interesting, you might like this one.