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New Currents and Old Streams, 1960–2000

Gary Scott Smith

in Heaven in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199738953
eISBN:
9780199897346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738953.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During this period, many Christians emphasized several long-standing themes about heaven, most notably the majesty and glory of God, the splendor of paradise, and heavenly worship and rewards. More ... More


The Young Woman on the Hill

Daniel Maria Klimek

in Medjugorje and the Supernatural: Science, Mysticism, and Extraordinary Religious Experience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190679200
eISBN:
9780190879983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679200.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion

Relating the first days of the Medjugorje apparitions, the chapter tells the story of the original encounter that transpired the week of June 24, 1981, between five Croatian teenagers and a child ... More


Heaven in the American Imagination

Gary Scott Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199738953
eISBN:
9780199897346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738953.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

From the 1620s to the present, Americans have displayed a keen interest in life after death. The sermons and books of seventeenth‐century Puritans, eighteenth‐century theologian Jonathan Edwards, ... More


Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages

Alan E. Bernstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707803
eISBN:
9781501712494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707803.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The idea of punishment after death—whereby the souls of the wicked are consigned to hell—emerged out of beliefs found across the Mediterranean, from ancient Egypt to Zoroastrian Persia, and became ... More


Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Apocalyptic Trajectories

Christopher James Blythe

in Terrible Revolution: Latter-day Saints and the American Apocalypse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190080280
eISBN:
9780190080310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080280.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter documents the fracturing of end-of-world belief among Latter-day Saints in the twentieth century. Church leaders re-envisioned apocalypticism as a “moderate millenarianism.” At the same ... More


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