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Roosters and Owls: On the Dynamics of the Apocalyptic Curve

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the impact that of anapocalyptic belief in the imminence of the transformation from evil to perfect world, and that belief's inevitable disappointment. It traces the attitudes ... More


Suicidal Millennialism: Xhosa Cattle-Slaying (1856–1857 ce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the dynamics of apocalyptic expectation among the Xhosa in South Africa. After a series of millennially inspired uprisings against, and crushed by, the British, and the advent ... More


The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

Mari Ruti

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164085
eISBN:
9780231536196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164085.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Should we feel inadequate when we fail to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is it realistic or even desirable to strive for such an existential equilibrium? Condemning our current cultural ... More


The Fear of an Apocalyptic Year 1000: Augustinian Historiography, Medieval and Modern

Richard Landes

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In the 1901 issue of the American Historical Review, George Lincoln Burr published an article in which he summarized for American historians a new consensus among their European colleagues that there ... More


Shame Revealed

Julien A. Deonna, Raffaele Rodogno, and Fabrice Teroni

in In Defense of Shame: The Faces of an Emotion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199793532
eISBN:
9780199928569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793532.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

We present in this chapter our own theory of shame. Shame, we argue, is the subject's painful sense of her own incapacity to live up to, even minimally, the demands consubstantial with one or some of ... More


Quality

Hugh Collins

in Regulating Contracts

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199258017
eISBN:
9780191717857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258017.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the problem of disappointments arising from poor quality in goods and services. Although no one doubts that poor quality sometimes occurs, the question of whether any type of ... More


Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Andrew van der Vlies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793762
eISBN:
9780191835551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793762.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, World Literature

Present Imperfect asks how South African writers have responded to the end of apartheid, to the hopes that attended the birth of the ‘new’ nation in 1994, and to the inevitable disappointments that ... More


Mario, Personal and Political

Suzanne Goldberg

in The Free Speech Movement: Reflections on Berkeley in the 1960s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222212
eISBN:
9780520928619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222212.003.0030
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes some personal aspects of Mario Savio that had a direct impact on his role in the Free Speech Movement (FSM). It suggests that 1964 was one of those historical moments for both ... More


The Midst of Life

Mari Ruti

in The Summons of Love

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158169
eISBN:
9780231527989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158169.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses why most people often hesitate to fully venture into the experience of being in love despite their desire for it. The closer a person comes to a mutual connection with a ... More


Traumas of initiation into the Earthly City

Miles Hollingworth

in Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861590
eISBN:
9780199345441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861590.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter takes up with two major themes of Augustine’s mature thought. 1) The world and all its accomplices are hell-bent on breaking us in, or schooling us. And 2) this is why we are able to ... More


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