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

Steven J. Friesen

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131536
eISBN:
9780199834198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131533.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Examines the relationship between imperial cults and the Book of Revelation, focusing especially on the Roman province of Asia during the early Empire. The main argument is that Revelation and ... More


The New Jerusalem: Land without Evil

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/9780195339383.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Within a few decades of the Spanish and Portuguese arrival on the mainland of the Americas, a process of mutual translation of millennial expectations was at work. No better example of the need for ... More


What are the New Religious Movements Doing in a Secular Society?

Bryan R. Wilson and Eileen Barker

in Understanding Social Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263143
eISBN:
9780191734939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263143.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter discusses one of the major social changes that have taken place in late twentieth-century Britain — secularisation — the process whereby religion loses its social significance. In the ... More


The Book of Revelation: The Alternative Temple

Eyal Regev

in The Temple in Early Christianity: Experiencing the Sacred

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300197884
eISBN:
9780300245592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197884.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the Book of Revelation. The Book of Revelation to John is exceptional within the New Testament not only because of its genre and rich imagery, but also because it introduces a ... More


Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World

John G. Stackhouse

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173581
eISBN:
9780199851683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173581.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

What should be the Christian's attitude toward society? When so much of our contemporary culture is at odds with Christian beliefs and mores, it may seem that serious Christians now have only two ... More


The Kingdom

Paul E. Johnson and Sean Wilentz

in The Kingdom of Matthias

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195098358
eISBN:
9780199854134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098358.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Matthias's teachings, whereby the Prophet would damn the enemies of the Jews—above all, the meek Christian devils and their disobedient women. It describes Matthias as the ... More


Towards the New Jerusalem

Jon Lawrence

in Electing Our Masters: The Hustings in British Politics from Hogarth to Blair

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199550128
eISBN:
9780191701528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550128.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter explores the possibility of the building of the socialist ‘New Jerusalem’ with the public's low-key mood in 1945. The first section stresses not only the calmness of the campaign, but ... More


The Apocalyptic Tradition in Early Mormonism

Christopher James Blythe

in Terrible Revolution: Latter-day Saints and the American Apocalypse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190080280
eISBN:
9780190080310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080280.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first chapter presents Mormonism’s apocalyptic master narrative from September 1823 with Joseph Smith’s first apocalyptic-themed apparition, to the organization of a theocratic legislature that ... More


Manoah’s Songs of Innocence

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Recent investigations of Swedenborgians in London place them at the center of intricate and sometimes convoluted connections that tie Swedenborgians to what Al Gabay calls the “covert” ... More


‘Now we must live up to ourselves’: New Jerusalem and beyond

John Baxendale

in Priestley's England: J. B. Priestley and English Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072864
eISBN:
9781781700662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072864.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter shows that the New Jerusalem would never be built under trade union rules, because unions are about making the best bargain within the existing system, not building a better one. They ... More


Conclusion

Francio Guadeloupe

in Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254886
eISBN:
9780520942639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254886.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter summarizes the findings presented in this book and addresses some unanswered questions. It reviews concepts such as the money tie system, elemental humanity, the metalanguage of SXM, and ... More


Thom Gunn's New Jerusalem

Tom Sleigh

in At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226890432
eISBN:
9780226890371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226890371.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Gunn speaks of the different varieties of New Jerusalem, the political and pharmaceutical kinds, and tells us how “I’ve visited most of them,” but that the only one he would care to return to is “the ... More


War and Travel

Ian Ker

in G. K. Chesterton: A Biography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601288
eISBN:
9780191806582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601288.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on G. K. Chesterton's works that were published during World War I. It first considers Chesterton's return to his propaganda work following a bout with illness before turning to ... More


The Judgments Begin: Apocalypticism in the Utah Territory

Christopher James Blythe

in Terrible Revolution: Latter-day Saints and the American Apocalypse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190080280
eISBN:
9780190080310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080280.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the Utah territorial period—a time marked by hostility between the Latter-day Saints and the federal government. Throughout the latter half of the nineteenth century, Mormon ... More


The Sacred Squareness of Cities

Michael J. Lewis

in City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171814
eISBN:
9781400884315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171814.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter discusses the squareness of the ideal city in the Bible. The Bible describes a model city or settlement on four separate occasions, and in each instance it has the form of a square. The ... More


Margaret Fell, Mother of the New Jerusalem

Kristianna Polder

in New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women, 1650-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814221
eISBN:
9780191851858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814221.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the radical matriarchal identity of Margaret Fell (1614–1702), an indispensable figure in early Quakerism who promoted, funded, defended, and monitored the growth of the ... More


The King James Version in the Modern World

Gordon Campbell

in Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611–2011

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199693016
eISBN:
9780191806650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693016.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on new translations and editions of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible that were published in the modern world after World War II, including a fresh version of the Vulgate ... More


Dramatis Personae

Susan Mitchell Sommers

in The Siblys of London: A Family on the Esoteric Fringes of Georgian England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190687328
eISBN:
9780190687359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687328.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the family: father Edmund, a shoemaker turned bookseller, and his three or four wives, their social and religious status, questions of literacy and formal education. The ... More


Beyond the Guidebook: Edith Wharton’s Rediscovery of San Vivaldo

D. Medina Lasansky

in Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062815
eISBN:
9780813051772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062815.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In chapter 6, D. Medina Lasansky discusses Wharton’s role in rediscovering the sixteenth-century Franciscan sacro monte of San Vivaldo, located outside San Gimignano. Wharton wrote about the New ... More


What is Christmas?

Christopher Deacy

in Christmas as Religion: Rethinking Santa, the Secular, and the Sacred

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198754565
eISBN:
9780191816192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754565.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of the special, even extraordinary, way in which Christmas has such a monopoly on our lives, irrespective of geographical location and how its observance is ... More


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