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Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Stephen Spector

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

Most observers attribute evangelical Christians’ bedrock support for Israel to the apocalyptic belief that the Jews must return to Israel as a precondition for Christ’s Second Coming. But the actual ... More


Prophecy, Policy, and the Unfolding of God’s Plan

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter considers survey research about white evangelicals’ motives for supporting Israel. It reports on a religious service at a charismatic church that celebrated the emigration of the Jews to ... More


How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature—Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference, and What It Means for Faith Today

Steven L. McKenzie

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195161496
eISBN:
9780199850419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161496.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

More people read the Bible than any other book. Indeed, many try to live their lives according to its words. The question is, do they understand what they're reading? As this book shows, quite often ... More


Boredom and Apocalypse a National Paradigm

Seamus Deane

in Strange Country: Modernity and Nationhood in Irish Writing since 1790

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184904
eISBN:
9780191674389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184904.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter readdresses the issue of reconciliation of the cultural with the economic spheres of a culture that is taken to be counter-revolutionary and anti-theoretical in its traditional but ... More


Scoring in Heaven

John Casey

in After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195092950
eISBN:
9780199869732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092950.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter explores the gap that opened up in the twentieth century between theologians and popular religion. It looks at the confident beliefs about the future life of Mormons; the optimism of the ... More


W. B. Yeats’s A Vision: “Dove or Swan”

Matthew DeForrest

in W. B. Yeats's A Vision: Explications and Contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780983533924
eISBN:
9781781382219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533924.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

“Dove or Swan” is one of the few sections of A Vision that was not radically revised when W. B. Yeats rewrote his philosophical treatise. These sections are the core of his system, “the hard symbolic ... 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


‘To the Rose upon the Rood of Time’

Hoshang Merchant

in Secret Writings of Hoshang Merchant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465965
eISBN:
9780199086962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465965.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

‘To the Rose upon the Rood of Time’ is a poem from Crossways (1887). The Order of the Golden Dawn supplied the mysticism as did Blake. Yeats was influenced by the anti-Christianity stand of his ... More


Theology

Fritz Guy

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/9780199373857.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that Ellen White’s theology was intuitive, informal, and practical. In addition to her feminine emphasis on divine love, she believed that faith was based on reason and evidence. ... More


Prospero's America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676

Walter W. Woodward

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833018
eISBN:
9781469603070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895931_woodward
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the transfer of alchemical culture to America by John Winthrop, Jr., one of English colonization's early giants. Winthrop participated in a pan-European network of natural ... More


The Vast Santanic Conspiracy

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0024
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter comments on Santa Claus’s alleged secret kinship with Satan. Santa is Saint Nicholas, the third-century Greek Orthodox bishop whose legendary acts of Christian charity gave rise to the ... More


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