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Communities Worshipping Humans

Steven J. Friesen

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The author of Revelation promoted a particular view of church life. John described the churches as a divine kingdom chosen from the peoples of the earth. The most important leaders were, according to ... More


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


The Topography of the Last Days

Bronislav Ostřanský

in The Jihadist Preachers of the End Times: ISIS Apocalyptic Propaganda

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439237
eISBN:
9781474476805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439237.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter extensively develops considerations related to what could be metaphorically called “an apocalyptic topography of Syria and Iraq”. In such a context, we should be aware that both ... More


John the Theologian and his Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology

John Behr

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198837534
eISBN:
9780191874178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837534.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is an inter-disciplinary work, bringing together historical scholarship (regarding the earliest readers of the Gospel of John), contemporary scriptural scholarship on John, and philosophy, ... More


The Quest for the Portents of the Hour

Bronislav Ostřanský

in The Jihadist Preachers of the End Times: ISIS Apocalyptic Propaganda

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439237
eISBN:
9781474476805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439237.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces in general terms the phenomenon of Islamic apocalyptic thought within the spiritual framework of Muslim theology and eschatology (with a focus on its Sunni element). In ... More


Muslim Preachers of the Approaching End

Bronislav Ostřanský

in The Jihadist Preachers of the End Times: ISIS Apocalyptic Propaganda

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439237
eISBN:
9781474476805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439237.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on the essential constitutive segments of modern Islamic apocalyptic thought and writing, as well as the spiritual developments that led to its formation. The main objective of ... More


The Countdown to the Apocalypse

Bronislav Ostřanský

in The Jihadist Preachers of the End Times: ISIS Apocalyptic Propaganda

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439237
eISBN:
9781474476805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439237.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter is in its own way also devoted to providing a certain kind of “apocalyptic chronology”. The discussion systematically introduces the proclaimed ISIS expectations (both public ... More


A Feeble Folk to Whom No Concern is Accorded

Bronislav Ostřanský

in The Jihadist Preachers of the End Times: ISIS Apocalyptic Propaganda

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439237
eISBN:
9781474476805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439237.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides the reader with a different perspective on the apocalyptic visions of ISIS. So far, most attention has been accorded to how ISIS has been able to exploit apocalyptic symbolism ... More


Physiognomy of Anapocalyptic Age

James E. Montgomery

in Al-Jā-hiẓ: In Praise of Books

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748683321
eISBN:
9780748695072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683321.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter sets the scene by drawing a picture of the electric decade in which The Book of Living was written, between 847 and 857. The decade was characterized by the certainty of the imminence of ... More


Finding Happiness in Apocalyptic Literature

Greg Carey

in The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199795734
eISBN:
9780199979691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795734.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter notes a remarkable diversity among apocalyptic writings which means that even this type of literature, which is commonly associated with violent and cataclysmic end-time scenarios, knows ... More


The Paschal Gospel

John Behr

in John the Theologian and his Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198837534
eISBN:
9780191874178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837534.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter Two considers the ways in which the Gospel of John has come to be understood in ‘apocalyptic’ terms, following John Ashton, suggesting instead that the Gospel of John is best understood as a ... More


History, Phenomenology, and Theology

John Behr

in John the Theologian and his Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198837534
eISBN:
9780191874178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837534.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter brings together the presentation of Michel Henry’s reading of John in Chapter Six with themes explored in the previous two parts of the work. In particular the connection is made in the ... More


Second Temple Literature outside the Canon

Martha Himmelfarb

in Early Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479896950
eISBN:
9781479825707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896950.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Many of our sources pertaining to 2nd Temple Judaism, including the Apocrypha, pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus, and Philo, were preserved by Christians, leading Robert Kraft to warn ... More


The Commodity at the End of the World

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This conclusion examines the relationship between post-apocalyptic art and the economic and geopolitical crises of the late 20th and early 21st century. The chapter begins by arguing that Midwestern ... More


“The Fierceness and Wrath of Almighty God”: Revelation in the Revolution

James P. Byrd

in Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199843497
eISBN:
9780199345380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843497.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter six evaluates apocalyptic patriotism. Many historians have focused extensively on millennialism, arguing that patriots believed that the Book of Revelation’s symbolic images of the future ... More


Introduction: Contacting Graham

Ralph Pite and Hester Jones

in W.S. Graham: Speaking Towards You

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235699
eISBN:
9781846314407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235699.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Sixteen years after his death in 1986, W. S. Graham's poetry has remained current, even gaining in stature and attracting more readers, particularly in the 1990s. Graham's growing reputation during ... More


Church in Two Worlds: Reconciling Providence and Apocalypse

Rhys S. Bezzant

in Jonathan Edwards and the Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199890309
eISBN:
9780199352630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890309.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In this section, it becomes evident that Edwards in the 1720s is questioning the providential meaning of history, which had been dominant since Augustine, reflecting on Luther’s more apocalyptic ... More


Second Coming

Jonathan M. Butler

in Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199373857
eISBN:
9780199373888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373857.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter suggests that in her first vision Ellen White initiated her prophetic office by explaining the delay in Christ’s Second Coming. As Sabbatarian Adventism moved from emphasizing dreams and ... More


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