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The MCA and the Making of Modern American Religious Culture

William Kostlevy

in Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The defection of the MCA mission in Los Angeles to Pentecostalism in 1906 played an important role in the Azusa Street Revival. MCA evangelist A. G. Garr urged MCA adherents in Los Angeles to attend ... More


Spenser’s Forms of History

Bart van Es

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book describes six modes through which Early Modern England addressed the past: chronicle, chorography, antiquarian discourse, euhemerism, typology, and prophecy. By setting this material ... More


‘By Cyphers, or by Magicke Mighf’: Prophecy and History

Bart van Es

in Spenser’s Forms of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199249701
eISBN:
9780191719332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249701.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the attempts made to extend beyond historical endings through the practice of ‘political prophecy’. It is concerned with the changeable reading of old histories. It shows how ... More


Transforming the calendar

Menno Fenger and Paul Henman

in Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612390
eISBN:
9780748651009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612390.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The evolution of Rome's calendar is a major feature of the city's history in late antiquity, and demonstrates that there was no sharp break but, on the contrary, a slow modification. Its chief ... More


Festivals and entertainments

Menno Fenger and Paul Henman

in Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612390
eISBN:
9780748651009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612390.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows that the rites and festivals of Roman religion were still very much alive during the fourth century. Contrary to a widespread misconception, festivals of Christianity did not ... More


Upheavals: The Livonian War and the Polish Interlude

Kevin C. O'Connor

in The House of Hemp and Butter: A History of Old Riga

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501747687
eISBN:
9781501747700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747687.003.0007
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines the tumultuous era that began with the failed Muscovite advance toward Riga. It continues through four decades of Polish rule (1581–1621). By this time, the demise of the ... More


Modern Adaptations and Heritage

Anna Servaes

in "Franco-American Identity, Community, and La Guiannée"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462104
eISBN:
9781626745599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462104.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter explores the modern adaptations of the Franco-American culture and how the community reconciles their heritage with contemporary life. One way in which heritage adapts is through ... More


Knowledge of the weather in the Middle Ages: Libellus de disposicione totius anni futuri1

Marilina Cesario

in Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In this chapter Marilina Cesario addresses the subject of weather forecasting in the Middle Ages as revealed in the meteorological prognostics that survive abundantly from throughout the period but ... More


“It’s a Tidal Wave … and I’m Not Kidding about It!”

James M. Denham

in Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During Elizabeth Kovachevich’s tenure as chief judge in 1996 case-load overcrowding reached a crisis. The number and length of criminal prosecutions associated with illegal drugs overwhelmed the ... More


The ‘Science’ of Astrology in Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear

François Laroque

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In chapter 1, François Laroque explores the paradoxical purposes of the science of astrology in two plays, namely Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest, and in his sonnets. The craze for astrology clearly ... More


Introduction

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about English poet John Clare's poetry and its place in the literary culture of his time. The chapters in this volume provide an ... More


Rustic Spenserian

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the influence of Edmund Spenser's Shepheardes Calender on John Clare's The Shepherd's Calendar. It explains that Spenser's work established a new kind of English pastoral and ... More


The Idea of a Literary Review: T. S. Eliot and The Criterion

Jason Harding

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume I: Britain and Ireland 1880-1955

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199654291
eISBN:
9780191803635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654291.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the history of T. S. Eliot's literary magazine The Criterion. It presents a reading of the journal in the light of its exchanges with The Adelphi and The Calendar and, slightly ... More


Campus Networks and Agitations: The Making of a Student Activist

Gaurav J. Pathania

in The University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199488414
eISBN:
9780199097722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199488414.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Education

With ethnographic data, this chapter demonstrates the everyday life of a movement activist. It highlights how different spaces of the university contribute in changing students’ way of thinking and ... More


Bartholomäus Scultetus (1540–1614): Learning, Teaching, and Remembering in the Towns of the Lusatian League

Martin Christ

in Biographies of a Reformation: Religious Change and Confessional Coexistence in Upper Lusatia, 1520-1635

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198868156
eISBN:
9780191904684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868156.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

The fourth chapter centres on the Lutheran mayor Bartholomäus Scultetus (1540–1614) who introduced the Gregorian Calendar to Lusatia and the Bohemian lands. Other Lutheran territories, most notably ... More


Monograms, Early Christians, and Late Antique Culture

Ildar Garipzanov

in Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198815013
eISBN:
9780191852848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815013.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Historiography

This chapter surveys the origins of monograms in the Hellenistic world and their early usage in republican and early imperial Rome, and continues with a general overview of quantitative and ... More


From Lists to Literature

William M. Schniedewind

in The Finger of the Scribe: How Scribes Learned to Write the Bible

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190052461
eISBN:
9780190052492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052461.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Spelling and vocabulary were taught though lexical lists. Fragments of at least two, perhaps three, of these lists are present at Kuntillet ʿAjrud. The standardization of spelling reflects the growth ... More


“Of the New-World a new discoverie”: Thomas Gage Breaks the Space-Time Continuum

Kristina Bross

in Future History: Global Fantasies in Seventeenth-Century American and British Writings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190665135
eISBN:
9780190665166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190665135.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Historiography

Chapter 2 analyzes Thomas Gage’s The English-American (1648), which urges Oliver Cromwell to invade New Spain (the “Western Design”). Gage, an English Catholic, lived in New Spain for twelve years, ... More


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