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Hastening Redemption: Messianism and the Resettlement of the Land of Israel

Arie Morgenstern

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195305784
eISBN:
9780199784820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305787.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Offering a novel understanding of the origins of renewed Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel in modern times, this book situates that settlement in the context of Jewish messianism and traces it ... More


The Origins of Easter

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the origins of Easter. As the execution and resurrection of its founder were the principal events upon which Christianity has based its claims in Messianism, it was inevitable ... More


Hybrid Messiahs

Thomas O Beebee

in Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

New World populations call into question all definitions of identity that rest on clear oppositions between those recognizably like and those unlike a predefined European self. Though the New World ... More


Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening

Alexander Gelley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262564
eISBN:
9780823266562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262564.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In transposing the Freudian dream work from the individual subject to the collective, Walter Benjamin projected a “macroscosmic journey” of the individual sleeper to “the dreaming collective, which, ... More


Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton

Russell M. Hillier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591886
eISBN:
9780191725326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591886.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In the realm of Milton scholarship there have been extensive studies of Milton's representations of God, Satan, the angels, Adam and Eve, and Chaos, among others. This book provides the first ... More


National Psychology

Jonathan Garb

in Yearnings of the Soul: Psychological Thought in Modern Kabbalah

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226295800
eISBN:
9780226295947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226295947.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter outlines the rise of national and political psychology in late modern Kabbalah and its troubling impact on Israeli society. The late modern circles of Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto, Eliyahu ... More


Paradise Found: Milton's Messiah and the Argument of Weakness in Paradise Regain'd

Russell M. Hillier

in Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591886
eISBN:
9780191725326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591886.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines how a Passion narrative underlies the temptation narrative of Milton's Paradise Regain'd. The main purpose of the intricate dialectical debates conducted across the brief epic ... More


The 1980s: Holy War and Its Excesses

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook symbolized and crystallized a trend that was developing organically in religious Zionism. He was uncompromising on the essentials of a messianic form of Zionism and popularized ... More


Saul: Tragedy, Treachery, and Theology

Deborah W. Rooke

in Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti: Sacred Drama and Biblical Exegesis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199279289
eISBN:
9780191738050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279289.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The libretto for Saul was provided by Charles Jennens, who would later supply Handel with the libretto for Messiah. Saul in the biblical text is often read sympathetically by modern scholars as being ... More


The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs: A Legacy of Ethics and Eschatology for a New Generation

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In their present form, the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs contain distinctively Christian material, and our principal (and only complete) manuscript witnesses have been produced by Christian ... More


Reification and Redemption of Bare Life in Adorno and Agamben

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter traces the biopolitical motifs in the early Frankfurt School and shows that Agamben’s political thought is a radicalization of these motifs already present in the debate between Benjamin ... More


Eternal Recurrence and the Now of Revolution: Nietzsche and Messianic Marxism

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter proposes a materialist conception of eternal life after the “death of God” which turns around the cosmological hypothesis of eternal recurrence. The chapter goes on to show that such a ... More


Between Tragedy and Utopia

Kate Schick

in Gillian Rose: A Good Enough Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748639847
eISBN:
9780748676675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639847.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Dissatisfaction with the perceived failure of liberal and postmodern responses to trauma and difference has prompted a turn to more radical alternatives: political realism and messianic utopianism, ... More


A Reevaluation of the “Khmelnytsky Factor”: The Case of the Seventeenth-Century Sabbatean Movement

Ada Rapoport-Albert

in Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804793827
eISBN:
9780804794961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804793827.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Khmelnytsky uprising and its violent aftermath devastated many Jewish communities in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, especially the Ukraine. The paper considers whether, or to what extent, ... More


Messianism, “Weak” and Otherwise

Alexander Gelley

in Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262564
eISBN:
9780823266562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262564.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Messianism for Benjamin was in no sense the expectation of an ultimate redemption but rather a willingness to confront the extreme alternatives posed by the present situation. This messianism is not ... More


Phenomenology, Theology and ‘Physical Reality’: The Film Theory Realism of Siegfried Kracauer

Tyson Wils

in The Major Realist Film Theorists: A Critical Anthology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402217
eISBN:
9781474421959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402217.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Siegfried Kracauer’s realist film theory incorporates a number of concepts and philosophical approaches. Among the key conceptual formulations is Jewish Messianism and among the key philosophical ... More


The Reject and The “Postsecular,” or Who’s Afraid of Religion

Irving Goh

in The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262687
eISBN:
9780823266371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter moves forward in time to the contemporary “postsecular” condition, which has witnessed the militant rise of local religions in a world that has supposedly become-reason. It brings to ... More


A Matter of Time

Kevin Attell

in Giorgio Agamben: Beyond the Threshold of Deconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262045
eISBN:
9780823266319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262045.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter Six examines Agamben's reading of the Pauline letters in The Time That Remains (2000) and his concept of “messianic time” – a non-progressive time that exists within linear time, a kairos ... More


Salvation, Knowledge, and Suffering

Nathaniel Roberts

in To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288812
eISBN:
9780520963634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288812.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The final substantive chapter describes the content of the message of Christianity in the slum, and it explores how people receive and participate actively in the interpretation of that message. The ... More


On Judaism and Jewishness: A sharp Critique and Outstanding Praise

Amikam Nachmani

in Jacob Talmon: Combining histories and presents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085727
eISBN:
9781781704844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085727.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The history of the Jews in Europe was the focus of Jacob Talmon's research for more than forty years (1939–1980). The conflicting attitudes of European Jews; their seclusion and integration which ... More


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