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Eschatechnologies of the Americas

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/9780195339383.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The term “eschatechnology” condenses “technology” with the Greek to eschaton, an adjectival noun meaning “the last,” or “ultimate,” meaning here the last stages of a particular race, culture, or ... More


Keats

Morton D. Paley

in Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the treatment and explanation of the topics of apocalypse and millennium in the works of English Romantic poet John Keats. It states that Keats’ last attempt to at poetic ... More


Hellenistic History in a Near Eastern Perspective: The Book of Daniel*

Fergus Millar

in Rome, the Greek World, and the East: Volume 3: The Greek World, the Jews, and the East

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830307
eISBN:
9781469603216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876657_millar.9
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter analyses the structure of the Book of Daniel's text that shows Near Eastern history from the sixth century up to the 160s bc The Book of Daniel, written in the 160s bc, incorporates a ... More


The Son of Man in the Vision of Daniel

Peter Schäfer

in Two Gods in Heaven: Jewish Concepts of God in Antiquity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691181325
eISBN:
9780691199894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181325.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter is devoted to the continuation of the Son of Man tradition in rabbinic Judaism. It explains how the Son of Man is virtually irrelevant among the rabbis of Palestine, in contrast to the ... More


Daniel’s Animal Apocalypse

Jennifer L. Koosed and Robert Paul Seesengood

in Divinanimality: Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263196
eISBN:
9780823266531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263196.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Jennifer Koosed and Robert Paul Seesengood's jointly authored essay plunges us into one of the most animal-populous books of the Bible. The first half of the essay ponders four encounters that the ... More


Citizens of Fallen Cities: Ruins, Diaspora, and the Material Unconscious

Maia Kotrosits

in The Lives of Objects: Material Culture, Experience, and the Real in the History of Early Christianity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226707440
eISBN:
9780226707617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226707617.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Beginning with the rise and fall narratives that dominate ancient and contemporary imaginations, this chapter reads ruins as a material social agent—as vital actors in social life—and as signs and ... More


East, West, and Far West after the Persians: The Long View

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0021
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

As discussed here, we can situate the Persian-Egyptian conflict within a much more extensive story of Near Eastern-Egyptian opposition. Seen in this context, the Persian-Egyptian conflict was ... More


Alexander and the End of Days

Ory Amitay

in From Alexander to Jesus

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266360
eISBN:
9780520948174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266360.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Alexander the Great's great adventure wrought ground-shaking changes from the Indus to the Nile, and beyond. Alexander's name pops up repeatedly in the context of eschatological expectation. Indeed, ... More


The Son of God and Son of the Most High in the Daniel Apocryphon from Qumran

Peter Schäfer

in Two Gods in Heaven: Jewish Concepts of God in Antiquity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691181325
eISBN:
9780691199894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181325.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter covers another text from Qumran, the so-called Daniel Apocryphon. It refers directly to the Son of Man in the biblical Book of Daniel and has drawn attention from numerous scholars. The ... More


Animality and Identity: Human Nature and the Image of God

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter works to refigure humanity’s place in creation, shifting from accounts centered in the imago dei that inculcate a sovereign anthropological exceptionalism and toward an account in which ... More


The “gift of seek on site”: The Subject of Prophecy in I.1

John Terrill

in Joyce's Allmaziful Plurabilities: Polyvocal Explorations of Finnegans Wake

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061542
eISBN:
9780813051451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061542.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

John Terrill reads Finnegans Wake as impossible detective fiction, with its proposed ciphers remaining beyond readerly solution. He connects these mysteries to biblical prophecy, the book of Daniel ... More


Blois

E. M. Rose

in The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190219628
eISBN:
9780190219659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219628.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the child murder accusation laid against Jews of Blois in 1171 by the count of Blois and his countess Alix of Blois. Thibaut V count of Blois condemned Pulcellina and more than ... More


“The Psalm of Brotherhood”: King at Detroit’s March for Jobs

W. Jason Miller

in Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060446
eISBN:
9780813050713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060446.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter offers a detailed reading of the dream King presented in Detroit on June 23, 1963, to demonstrate that King’s dream that day was literally presented in the form of a poem. This “Psalm of ... More


Rubble, Ruins, and the Time before the End: Paul, Tertullian, and the Roman Empire as Katechon

Julia Hell

in The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226588056
eISBN:
9780226588223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226588223.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The introduction to chapter five presents a summary of the author’s analysis of the emergence of the rubble and ruin gazer scenarios in part one. The author defines the central features of these ... More


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