Mankind lives in the constant state of his eschatological assumptions. Whether he knows it or not, man lives his entire life according to his eschatology. While we might identify these eschatological assumptions as political, economic, social, historical or religious, they are what we might call Millenarian. Millenarianism, when viewed from a social vantage-point, according to Norman Cohn
“Millenarianism is seen by [its participants], not as a struggle for specific, limited objectives, but as…a cataclysm from which the world is to emerge totally transformed and redeemed.” 1
This language is apocalyptic in nature. Most revolutionary movements are eschatological since they tend to do away with the old by ushering in the new. To be sure these eschatological ideas are transformational.