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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


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