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When faced with crises, different people respond in different ways; likewise, different groups of people also respond in different ways. Some groups react proactively and vigorously, while others react passively and defensively and take time to consider their options before attempting to resolve the crisis in their favor. The author uses conceptual blending theory (also known as conceptual integration theory) to understand better one type of response: the salvation or millennial movement, as it is portrayed in the conceptual blends found in their narratives describing their idea of the golden age, or what the author calls their “hope narratives”.
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