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The Flowering of Metaphysical Religion

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Metaphysical spirituality has found a receptive audience among middle‐class Americans. The New Thought movement combined mesmerist psychology and the “power of positive thinking” to show Americans ... More


Reading the Signs of the Times

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the way that readers use the Left Behind series to “read” and understand contemporary culture and the signs of the end of the world. Drawing on a wide range of beliefs and ... More


Making Prophecy Live

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Focuses on ways that readers use the texts to make prophecy—what they saw as biblical truth—come alive for them. Readers repeatedly report that the novels make difficult or obscure biblical texts, ... More


The question of St Hippolytus

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The documentation of the vast array of evidence bearing on the problem of Hippolytan identity and provenance has improved considerably over the years. The evidence is diverse, ranging from ... More


The Theology of Martha and Mary

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the in Canticum canticorum, Martha and Mary are viewed as the principal witnesses of the resurrection. Other women are not mentioned and men are not referred to by name. The Hippolytan narratives ... More


The New Prophecy and the Quartodecimans

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Social and historical religious tensions in the Roman province of Asia in the second century find expression in the commentaries. Two movements of dissidence emerged in Asian Christianity, spreading ... More


Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Lionel Laborie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the nature and significance of religious enthusiasm in early Enlightenment England. In the early modern period, the term ‘enthusiasm’ was a smear word used to discredit the ... More


The final reformation

Lionel Laborie

in Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 3 explores the French Prophets’ system of beliefs against the backdrop of contemporary denominations in an attempt to understand their spiritual appeal to an English audience. It explores ... More


Inseparable Companions: A Buddhist Courtship and Correspondence

Holly Gayley

in Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 3 begins my analysis of the courtship between Tāre Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche enacted through the fifty-six letters of their correspondence, exchanged between 1978 and 1980. In this chapter, ... More


Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Jennie Chapman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039034
eISBN:
9781621039891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039034.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Left Behind series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have been instrumental in disseminating and popularizing ‘rapture theology’ in the contemporary period, selling some 65 million copies ... More


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