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Prophecy, Policy, and the Unfolding of God’s Plan

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter considers survey research about white evangelicals’ motives for supporting Israel. It reports on a religious service at a charismatic church that celebrated the emigration of the Jews to ... More


A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America

Michael Barkun

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238053
eISBN:
9780520939721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238053.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What do UFO believers, Christian millennialists, and right-wing conspiracy theorists have in common? It is well known that some Americans are obsessed with conspiracies. The Kennedy assassination, ... More


A Poetics of Itinerancy: Evangelical Women Writers and the Form of Autobiography

Elizabeth Elkin Grammer

in Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139617
eISBN:
9780199834242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139615.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

To a large degree, these female evangelists composed their autobiographies by addition, writing what literary scholars have variously called “and then” narratives or travelogues, being unable or ... More


The ‘Political’ Festivals

Nicholas Lossky

in Lancelot Andrewes, the Preacher (1555-1626): The Origins of the Mystical Theology of the Church of England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198261858
eISBN:
9780191682223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261858.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the sermons preached by Andrewes on August 5 1606 to commemorate the conspiracy of the Gowrie brothers and on November 5 of that year to commemorate the Gun Powder Plot. These ... More


Defining Discourse Analysis

S. Min Chun

in Ethics and Biblical Narrative: A Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688968
eISBN:
9780191768071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688968.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 4 argues that a comprehensive definition that can cover both formalist and functionalist approaches to discourse is useful for applying discourse analysis for literary reading of Old ... More


Benefits of Discourse Analysis for Ethical Reading

S. Min Chun

in Ethics and Biblical Narrative: A Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688968
eISBN:
9780191768071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688968.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapters 5 delineate the indirect benefits of discourse analysis for ethical reading of Old Testament narrative. Since attentive literary reading of Old Testament narrative itself is ethically ... More


Evaluation: Direct Benefits of Discourse Analysis for Ethical Reading

S. Min Chun

in Ethics and Biblical Narrative: A Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688968
eISBN:
9780191768071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688968.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 6 delineate the direct benefits of discourse analysis for ethical reading of Old Testament narrative. The study of evaluation can be directly beneficial to ethical reading because of the ... More


Two Short Examples: Jeroboam (1 Kings 12: 21–5) and Hezekiah (2 Kings 18: 13–16)

S. Min Chun

in Ethics and Biblical Narrative: A Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688968
eISBN:
9780191768071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688968.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 7 shows how discourse analysis such as analysis of participant reference and deferential features in speech can benefit literary interpretation of Old Testament narrative: most notably (1) ... More


Pius XII: Peace Diplomacy and War

John Pollard

in The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199208562
eISBN:
9780191785580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208562.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Church History

The chapter commences with an examination of the circumstances surrounding Eugenio Pacelli’s election as Pope Pius XII in March 1939 and international reactions to it. It then describes the new, ... More


The Samaritan Esther

Adam J. Silverstein

in Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story: The Reception of a Biblical Book in Islamic Lands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797227
eISBN:
9780191838712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797227.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on a Samaritan version of Esther, in which the story is rewritten to bring it in line with the Samaritan perspective on history. The author of this Arabic text replaces the Jews ... More


Esther and Ancient Persian Storytelling

Adam J. Silverstein

in Veiling Esther, Unveiling Her Story: The Reception of a Biblical Book in Islamic Lands

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797227
eISBN:
9780191838712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797227.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter argues that both the Hebrew and the Greek versions of Esther, as well as some ancient midrashim on the story, belonged to an ancient Persian storytelling context. Scholars have shown ... More


Introduction

Keith Bodner

in An Ark on the Nile: Beginning of the Book of Exodus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198784074
eISBN:
9780191826672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784074.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is introduced with a short chapter that has three main purposes. First, the introduction provides an overview of the story told in Exodus 1–2, including the main lineaments of the plot and ... More


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