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The Messiah

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents a study of messianic leaders, beginning with a general discussion of the supernatural means by which messianic power is acquired and maintained. Subsequent sections explore the ... More


Competing Uses of the Future in the Present

Bruce Lincoln

in Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199372362
eISBN:
9780199372393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372362.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many apocalyptic narratives announce that mountains and valleys will disappear and the earth will become flat, as part of its final perfection. This chapter shows that such narratives are tropes that ... More


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