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“We Are with the Jewish People”

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter presents two religious events by the Christian Zionist group Eagles’ Wings and explores the theology behind the various speakers’ pro-Israel sentiments. It defines the term “Christian ... More


After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

John Casey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Christianity from its earliest times taught the existence of heaven and hell as places where good and evil deeds in this life were judged, rewarded and punished. In the course of time ideas both of ... More


Scoring in Heaven

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the gap that opened up in the twentieth century between theologians and popular religion. It looks at the confident beliefs about the future life of Mormons; the optimism of the ... More


The “Miracle” Election

Raymond A. Schroth and S. J.

in Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233045
eISBN:
9780823240456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233045.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In a letter to his would-be constituents on Boston College Law School stationery, Dean Drinan invited voters to the forthcoming caucus in Concord and reminded them that his new book, Vietnam and ... More


Armageddon Below

Michael Barkun

in A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Much of UFO conspiracism mimics the New World Order ideas prevalent in Christian patriot circles. The most distinctive of the variants concerns so-called inner-earth motifs that place the alien ... More


Religion and Violence in Japan: The Case of Aum Shinrikyo

Martin Repp

in Violence and New Religious Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735631
eISBN:
9780199894512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735631.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter investigates violent acts committed by the new religious movement Aum Shinrikyo during the 1980s and 1990s. Most studies portray Aum Shinrikyo’s development from the hindsight of the ... More


Reading the Bible in War and Crisis to Know the Future

Matthew Avery Sutton

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

American evangelicals, who rank among the most consistent Bible readers, have been using the sacred text to understand the future, most often by interpreting the present, for the last 150 years. ... More


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