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Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession

Robert C. Fuller

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109795
eISBN:
9780199853281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109795.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Antichrist, though mentioned a mere four times in the Bible, and then only obscurely, has exercised a tight hold on popular imagination throughout history. This has been particularly true in the ... More


“We Are with the Jewish People”

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/9780195368024.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter presents two religious events by the Christian Zionist group Eagles’ Wings and explores the theology behind the various speakers’ pro-Israel sentiments. It defines the term “Christian ... More


DENYING TRANSUBSTANTIATION: Physics, Eucharist, and Apostasy

Stephen E. Lahey

in John Wyclif

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183313
eISBN:
9780199870349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Wyclif is infamous for being the first to deny the doctrine of transubstantiation, in which the bread and wine are held to become the body and blood of Christ in the sacrament of Eucharist. This ... More


Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America

Crawford Gribben

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195326604
eISBN:
9780199870257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326604.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book describes the literary tradition that has produced Left Behind—the best-selling fiction series in the most powerful nation in the history of the world. The Left Behind novels and other ... More


Scoring in Heaven

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the gap that opened up in the twentieth century between theologians and popular religion. It looks at the confident beliefs about the future life of Mormons; the optimism of the ... More


The Formulation of the Faith

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy: The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269250
eISBN:
9780191600708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269250.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Serious theological thinking still tended to be monastic, but cathedral schools were increasingly applying methods derived from logic to theology: an approach in which Abelard was famous. Some of ... 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


‘Antichrist’: A Mystery Play

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Andrei Belyi's work ‘The Antichrist’. Belyi defined the subject matter of the mystery play as ‘the coming of the Antichrist in the guise of Christ’, and the theme of the mask ... More


The Need of Salvation

G. B. Caird

L. D. Hurst (ed.)

in New Testament Theology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780198263883
eISBN:
9780191603372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263880.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the need for salvation as expressed by the New Testament writers. Moral bankruptcy is presented in terms of universal judgment, metaphors for sin (guilt, stain, enmity, ... More


Druids, cloud‐divination, and the portents of Antichrist

Mark Williams

in Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter analyses the literary topos of cloud-divination by druids, which emerged only in the 12th century. Druids are figures of enduring importance in Irish medieval literature, and druidic ... More


Introduction: The Pure Persecuted Church

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Martyrs were central to early modern Protestants’ understandings of Christian history. The lineage of the persecuted church was rooted in apocalyptic prophecy which foretold a bloody battle between ... More


The Lineage of Separatist Suffering

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 2 focuses on the intensely martyr-based identity of the Separatist communities in England, the Netherlands, and Plymouth Colony. It addresses how these radical Protestants dealt with the ... More


Quakers and the Witness of Suffering

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 5 analyzes the multi-layered polemics between Quakers and Congregationalists over suffering and political legitimacy. Believing that suffering was a crucial weapon in the apocalyptic Lamb's ... More


Ussher and the Irish Articles of 1615

Alan Ford

in James Ussher: Theology, History, and Politics in Early-Modern Ireland and England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274444
eISBN:
9780191706417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274444.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the Church of Ireland's first independent statement of its theology: the Irish Articles passed in convocation in 1615. The Irish articles linked the Church of Ireland closely to ... More


Adso of Montier-en-Der and the Fear of the Year 1000

Daniel Verhelst

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/9780195161625.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Christianity has repeatedly experienced events that have given rise to eschatological expectations. Over and over again, people have emerged who, with ambitious curiosity, have attempted to evaluate ... More


Thietland's Commentary on Second Thessalonians: Digressions on the Antichrist and the End of the Millennium

Steven R. Cartwright

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/9780195161625.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book discusses a wide variety of documents from the 10th and 11th centuries that indicate a concern and expectation during that time about the end of the world, the Last Judgment, the coming of ... More


Avarice and the Apocalypse

Richard Newhauser

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/9780195161625.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Reflecting on the history of the church and the stage of its turmoil in the 12th century, Gerhoh of Reichersberg found it necessary to draw on the language of the Apocalypse in describing the ... More


Introduction

Robert C. Fuller

in Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109795
eISBN:
9780199853281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109795.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

From the earliest times, the concept of the Antichrist has captured the popular Christian imagination. The Antichrist represents the ultimate enemy of Christ who will appear in the final chapter of ... More


Antichrist: The History of an Idea

Robert C. Fuller

in Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109795
eISBN:
9780199853281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109795.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The New Testament letters known as 1, 2, and 3 John rank among the shortest and most obscure of all the books in the Bible. Their conviction that the end of the world was near and that Christians ... More


Thwarting the Errand

Robert C. Fuller

in Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109795
eISBN:
9780199853281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109795.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Convinced that salvation history was moving from east to west, the early American colonists knew themselves to be on God's “errand into the wilderness.” As fate had it, however, this errand ... More


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