On three successive mornings in February 1652, God spoke to a London tailor by the name of John Reeve. Consequently he and his cousin Lodowicke Muggleton believed that they were the Last Two Witnesses prophesied in the Book of Revelation. Over the next six years the pair attracted a small but dedicated band of followers that, following the death of Reeve, became known as the Muggletonians. In this lively and engaging history, the origins of the sect during the religious turmoil and freedoms of the 1650s are described in detail. Their unique theology, beliefs and practices are described and traced throughout the changing circumstances of the centuries. Yet the book offers much more than a history of another puritan sect, for unlike many of their contemporaries, the Muggletonians persisted until the latter years of the twentieth century. Moreover, they preserved a comprehensive archive, rescued from the Blitz by a Kent farmer who transported the papers in empty apple boxes on his way back from market. Discovered by E.P. Thompson in 1974, this archive paints a vivid picture of the Muggletonians from their earliest days until the death of their last member in 1979. By following the history of the Muggletonians from the heady post-civil war days through to the 1970s, this work offers a unique perspective on radical Christian belief and practice, and how it adapted to the changing world around it. More than this, however, it tells the fascinating story of how a small religious group, which eschewed active proselytising and believed in the mortality of the soul, managed to overcome persecution and obscurity, to survive for 320 years.
We do not know from Revelation that Reeve and Muggleton are the Two Last Witnesses, who then go on to show this by destroying Robins (and, after him, Tany). Rather, we know from Thessalonians that Robins is the Antichrist, ...
Author: William Lamont
“A masterpiece” (The Guardian) from the Nobel Prize–winning writer, an oral history of children’s experiences in World War II across Russia NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST For more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has been the memory and conscience of the twentieth century. When the Swedish Academy awarded her the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre,” describing her work as “a history of emotions . . . a history of the soul.” Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Last Witnesses is Alexievich’s collection of the memories of those who were children during World War II. They had sometimes been soldiers as well as witnesses, and their generation grew up with the trauma of the war deeply embedded—a trauma that would change the course of the Russian nation. Collectively, this symphony of children’s stories, filled with the everyday details of life in combat, reveals an altogether unprecedented view of the war. Alexievich gives voice to those whose memories have been lost in the official narratives, uncovering a powerful, hidden history from the personal and private experiences of individuals. Translated by the renowned Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Last Witnesses is a powerful and poignant account of the central conflict of the twentieth century, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of war. Praise for Last Witnesses “There is a special sort of clear-eyed humility to [Alexievich’s] reporting.”—The Guardian “A bracing reminder of the enduring power of the written word to testify to pain like no other medium. . . . Children survive, they grow up, and they do not forget. They are the first and last witnesses.”—The New Republic “A profound triumph.”—The Big Issue “[Alexievich] excavates and briefly gives prominence to demolished lives and eradicated communities. . . . It is impossible not to turn the page, impossible not to wonder whom we next might meet, impossible not to think differently about children caught in conflict.”—The Washington Post
“A masterpiece” (The Guardian) from the Nobel Prize–winning writer, an oral history of children’s experiences in World War II across Russia NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST For more than three decades, ...
Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
"Rick Morgan is a former Naval Officer with a secret past who has ""retired"" for the third time. All that is about to change when his daughter is commissioned to write a five-part serial adventure about the Federal Witness Protection Program. Although it is a fictional work, she includes information from an Anonymous Source pointing to a group within the US Marshals who makes witnesses disappear...for good! Now, someone is after her. They don't want her to finish the next part. Her father contacts a former Navy SEAL to help him find out who is out to get his daughter."
Part One of The Last Witness provided the reader with an overviewof the U.S. Marshals and their operationof the ... Shealso described the benefits provided to the witnesses such as housing, job training, funding tocover expenses, ...
The page-turning sequel to the best-selling psychological thriller Wrong Number. With her husband gone, and his legacy in her hands, Amanda Thorne is hell-bent on revenge. Amanda Thorne is on a mission to avenge her husband. Restoring his honour and protecting his legacy will be dangerous, but she will not rest until all those who have hurt her loved-ones have been dealt with. Her only option is to go undercover in the murky world of the gang kingpin McAllister. So, with her loyal companion Shane by her side, she heads back to Scotland to finish what they started. McAllister's world is one of seedy nightclubs, drug deals and beautiful women, but he is a hard man to get close to. As Amanda gets deeper and deeper into his dangerous world, what secrets from the past will come back to haunt her, and will she be able to protect the last witness from the truth? A compelling, heart-stopping thriller which you won't be able to put down...
Last. Witness. The pageturning sequel to the bestselling psychological thriller Wrong Number. Amanda Thorne is on a mission to avenge her husband. Restoring his honour and protecting his legacy will be dangerous, but she will not rest ...
Author: Carys Jones
Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd
When Carla Lane's husband is murdered by Serbian war criminals, she discovers that she underwent extensive therapy as a girl to suppress memories of a Bosnian genocide and a long-lost brother who may still be alive.
portrayed in The Last Witness with those featured in the documentary. Does Carla's story seem typical or atypical, compared with the stories of those in the documentary? What moments touched you the most? Does the documentary remind you ...
Author: Glenn Meade
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
After being seriously wounded in the 1939 Polish campaign, Rochus Misch was invited to join Hitler's SS-bodyguard. There he served until the war's end as Hitler's bodyguard, courier, orderly and finally as Chief of Communications. On the Berghof terrace he watched Eva Braun organize parties; observed Heinrich Himmler and Albert Speer; and monitored telephone conversations from Berlin to the East Prussian FHQ on 20 July 1944 after the attempt on Hitler's life. Towards the end Misch was drawn into the FÙhrerbunker with the last of the 'faithful'. As defeat approached, he remained in charge of the bunker switchboard as his duty required, even after Hitler committed suicide. Misch knew Hitler as the private man and his position was one of unconditional loyalty. His memoirs offer an intimate view of life in close attendance to Hitler and of the endless hours deep inside the bunker; and provide new insights into military events such as Hitler's initial feelings that the 6th Army should pull out of Stalingrad. Shortly before he died Misch wrote a new introduction for this first-ever English-language edition. The book also contains new introduction by Roger Moorhouse.
From very recent documentaries about events of which I am today the last surviving witness, I have become aware that my impressions may be an important source for understanding. I observe that certain representations which I know for ...
Author: Rochus Misch
Publisher: Frontline Books
Maybe it was a case of mid-career boredom-or the obsessive loyalty to a twin brother-bur Father Jessup, a Jesuit scholar of ancient languages, found himself agreeing to deceive the hierarchy of his church in order to create an opportunity for his brother, James, to have access to the Shroud of Turin. The conflict revolves around a disparate group of scientists, the Roman Catholic Church, and a secret cult that deems itself the Guardians of the Second Coming of Jesus of Nazareth. The issue at stake appears to be the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, but to Father Jessup's horror people are dying mysteriously because the real issue is something far darker than he could have imagined. The financial sponsor for the scientists is a powerful industrialist who understands all too well the high stakes that are at risk. To the dismay of her group she insists that her security chief, Rico Barbieri, be given a dominant role in the enterprise. But the dismay quickly evaporates when James's wife vanishes and Father Jessup finds himself in the greatest peril of his life. Richly intricate and literate, the conflict in The Last Witness is brought to life by the passion of the opposing forces of science and religion, and driven by the majestic themes of love, faith, and death. "This debut novel is an unnerving look at the future of today's technology." -Donna Eastman, Editor Emeritus "Compelling and topical storytelling by Joseph Barron. Science fiction of yesterday meet reality of tomorrow." -Lawrence W. Gold, M.D., Author of Betrayal
When he didn't get any better with the latest treatment, they sent him here to recover and to see some New York specialists.” Rico half—closed one eye. “That all seems fairly routine, fairly logical ... “They diagnosed 270 The Last Witness.
Author: Joseph Barron
A moving coming-of-age story, written, possibly by one of the last of Southerners to grow up on a working sugar plantion. Told through the eyes and voice of the young son of the white overseer, this is a unique and heartfelt remembrance of events past, and a portrait of a time and place on the cusp of dramatic change. It's the 1940s and Billy lives on Shirley Plantation near the small town of Bunkie, Louisiana. Effortlessly, he moves back and forth across the lines of segregation, while navigating a whites-only life at church and school, then returns to the lively black community on the plantation. But slowly, surely, he begins to lose his childhood innocence, at the same time, he sees the different way which society treats whites and blacks. Mag, a black woman who is like a second mother, is forced to leave the plantation when she looses her field-worker man to a younger woman. From that day on, her empty hosue in the workers' Quarters is a reminder of how fast everything is changing in his small world, which he loves. A rare snowstorm on Thanksgiving Day brings out the difference between his life in the "Big House," to the life lived by the plantation workers in the row of small houses along the dirt road. Billy struggles to find meanings in their lives, and bridge the separation between his life and lives of the black workers as best he can. While this way of life has faded into history, his memories of that life have not. A stunning portrait of life in a unique era that will never be again, eloquently told by a man who lived it.
SOME WERE BLACK AND SOME WERE WHITE , AND WE LIVED TOGETHER ON A DIRT ROAD A LONG TIME AGO . I CHANGED , AND I WENT AWAY . ” MY NAME IS BILLY . " THE LAST WITNESS FROM A DIRT ROAD THE PEOPLE AND PLACES The names of the characters have ...
Author: Bill Hunt
Publisher: Bill Hunt
This book presents writings produced by the Muggletonians---an unusual seventeenth-century English sect founded in 1652 by John Reeve and Lodowick Muggleton. The volume draws on documents from a recently discovered Muggleton archive and rare seventeenth-century tracts. Among those included are Muggleton's autobiography, excerpts from works co-written by Muggleton and Reeve, letters, songs (including ones composed to celebrate Muggleton's release from prison), and miscellany.
Transcendent was written by Reeve in the first person (''my Commission,'' ''I declare by Revelation from the Holy Spirit''), and Reeve was referred to on the title page as God's ''own Prophet, being his last Messenger, and Witness.
Author: T. L. Underwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
a he might quote the following evidence given of honorable members had fully made up by a witness named James O'Connor ... which the tions addressed by Mr Melville to several Legislative Council had held for the last witnesses as to the ...
Author: Victoria. Parliament