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  • Fifteen Years of Failed Prophecy. Coping with Cognitive Dissonance in a Baha'i Sect.
    Balch, Robert W., John Dohn Domitrovich, Barbara Lynn Mahnke, and Vanessa Morrison (1997)
    In Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer (eds.), Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem. Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements. New York: Routledge, pp. 73-90.

    Based on 1980-96 participant observation, interviews, & documentary research on an offshoot from Baha'i.

    Associated Search Terms: BahaŽis Under the Provisions of the Covenant; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Millennial; Millenarian, U.S.A.; United States, Montana, Missoula
  • Devil Worship in Western Montana: A Case Study in Rumor Construction.
    Balch, Robert W., and Margaret Gilliam (1991)
    In James T. Richardson, Joel Best, and David G. Bromley 9eds.), The Satan Scare. New York: Aldine De Gruyter, pp. 246-262.

    Associated Search Terms: Rumor; United States, Montana; Satanist; Devil
  • When the Bombs Drop. Reactions to Disconfirmed Prophecy in a Millennial Sect.
    Balch, Robert W., Gwenn Farmsworth, and Sue Wilkins (1983)
    Sociological Perspectives 26:2: 137-158.

    1980 participant observation study of a sect based in Missoula, Montana, expecting an imminent nuclear war.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dissonance; BahaŽis Under the Provisions of the Covenant; United States, Montana, Missoula; Millenarian, U.S.A.; Millennial; Participant observation
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