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The Flowering of Metaphysical Religion

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Metaphysical spirituality has found a receptive audience among middle‐class Americans. The New Thought movement combined mesmerist psychology and the “power of positive thinking” to show Americans ... More


Reading the Signs of the Times

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the way that readers use the Left Behind series to “read” and understand contemporary culture and the signs of the end of the world. Drawing on a wide range of beliefs and ... More


Making Prophecy Live

Amy Johnson Frykholm

in Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Focuses on ways that readers use the texts to make prophecy—what they saw as biblical truth—come alive for them. Readers repeatedly report that the novels make difficult or obscure biblical texts, ... More


The question of St Hippolytus

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The documentation of the vast array of evidence bearing on the problem of Hippolytan identity and provenance has improved considerably over the years. The evidence is diverse, ranging from ... More


The Theology of Martha and Mary

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the in Canticum canticorum, Martha and Mary are viewed as the principal witnesses of the resurrection. Other women are not mentioned and men are not referred to by name. The Hippolytan narratives ... More


The New Prophecy and the Quartodecimans

J. A. Cerrato

in Hippolytus between East and West: The Commentaries and the Provenance of the Corpus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246960
eISBN:
9780191697630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246960.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Social and historical religious tensions in the Roman province of Asia in the second century find expression in the commentaries. Two movements of dissidence emerged in Asian Christianity, spreading ... More


Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Lionel Laborie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines the nature and significance of religious enthusiasm in early Enlightenment England. In the early modern period, the term ‘enthusiasm’ was a smear word used to discredit the ... More


The final reformation

Lionel Laborie

in Enlightening Enthusiasm: Prophecy and religious experience in early eighteenth-century England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089886
eISBN:
9781526104007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089886.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 3 explores the French Prophets’ system of beliefs against the backdrop of contemporary denominations in an attempt to understand their spiritual appeal to an English audience. It explores ... More


Inseparable Companions: A Buddhist Courtship and Correspondence

Holly Gayley

in Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 3 begins my analysis of the courtship between Tāre Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche enacted through the fifty-six letters of their correspondence, exchanged between 1978 and 1980. In this chapter, ... More


Christian Visionary or Muslim Prophet?: Re-Creating Identities in Late Spanish Islam

Mayte Green-Mercado

in Visions of Deliverance: Moriscos and the Politics of Prophecy in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501741463
eISBN:
9781501741470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501741463.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes the relationship between prophecy and the delineation of the contours of Morisco identity after the forced conversion of Muslims in the Kingdom of Castile that began as a result ... More


Douceline of Digne: Co-mother to the Capetians

Sean L. Field

in Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736193
eISBN:
9781501736209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

When Beatrice, countess of Provence, faced a dangerous pregnancy around 1261, she turned to the beguine Douceline of Digne, whose prayers were credited with persuading God to grant a safe delivery ... More


Paupertas of Metz: Peacemaker, Prophet, or Poisoner?

Sean L. Field

in Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736193
eISBN:
9781501736209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter highlights the recently-discovered story of a woman called Paupertas, who came from Metz to Lille and gained the trust of King Philip IV and Jeanne of Navarre during peace-making ... More


Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Jennie Chapman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039034
eISBN:
9781621039891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039034.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Left Behind series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins have been instrumental in disseminating and popularizing ‘rapture theology’ in the contemporary period, selling some 65 million copies ... More


Devotion

Bridget Ford

in Bonds of Union: "Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626222
eISBN:
9781469628028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626222.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter argues that laypeople recast their private devotional practices to permit a closer, more deeply felt, personal connection to the divine. Lay Catholics and Protestants rediscovered more ... More


Was Hobbes a Christian?

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Secularization is a key feature of modernity. The modern national state was made possible only once theological politics—the whole domain of “priestcraft”—was put firmly under sovereign control. Few ... More


Fierce Rushing: William Blake and the Cultural Politics of Liberty in the 1790s

in William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502595
eISBN:
9780226502618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502618.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the relevance of the works of William Blake to the cultural politics of liberty in England during the 1790s. It analyzes several passages in his America: A Prophecy and The ... More


Weary of Time: Image and Commodity in Blake

in William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502595
eISBN:
9780226502618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502618.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter analyzes the temporal structure of William Blake's illuminated books, focusing on one of the central plates of America: A Prophecy. It suggests that Blake's texts open up into a kind of ... More


The Americanization of Mormon Apocalyptic

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/9780190080280.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the impact of Americanization on apocalypticism. The LDS Church’s relationship with the federal government changed radically when Utah obtained statehood in 1896. Church leaders ... More


Dante and the Falasifa:: Religion as Imagination

Gregory B. Stone

in Dante and Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Through a discussion of the central cantos of Purgatorio, this essay shows that Dante’s view on the relation between philosophy and religion is consonant with that of the Islamic rationalists (e.g. ... More


Dream Visions and Prophecies

M. David Litwa

in How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242638
eISBN:
9780300249484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter compares dream visions and prophecies in mythic historiography with analogous stories in the gospels. Most of the visions and prophecies reveal the birth of a divine child. Fathers have ... More


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