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The Eleventh Hour: The Spiritual Crisis of the Modern World in Light of Tradition and Prophecy

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The Eleventh Hour
The Spiritual Crisis of the Modern World
In Light of Tradition and Prophecy
Martin Lings
 Revised and expanded edition
ISBN: 1-901383-01-6

Martin Lings give us from the outset powerful reasons for believing that we have now reached a point in time from which ‘the end’ — whatever that may mean — is already in sight without being immediately imminent.
The Eleventh Hour has its roots in the parable of the labourers in the vineyard. The following questions run through the book: why did the latecomers receive the same wage as those who had laboured throughout the heat of the day? Why were they the first to be paid?
And why, did Christ say ‘And the last shall be first?’ These questions are answered in the light of the concept of the Millennium, which is clearly the equivalent of the new Golden Age of the next cycle of time, and which is found in all three monotheistic religions, bringing them into line, in this respect, with Hinduism, Greco-Roman Antiquity and Buddhism

This new and expanded edition now includes the fascinating ‘St Malachy’s Prophecy of the Popes’, a remarkable twelfth-century prophecy which Lings analyses in depth, according to which the end of time is predicted and also an appendix concerning the apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Garabandal and other places.