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Conclusion

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conclusion argues that religions provide templates for thinking that endure long after their immediate relevance to a society has faded. An apocalyptic worldview in which the end of time is ... More


Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America

Amy Johnson Frykholm

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195159837
eISBN:
9780199835614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159837.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines the readership of the contemporary best-selling series Left Behind, drawing on a qualitative study of readers. Rapture Culture asks what role an anti-worldly theory like dispensationalism ... More


Cosmology and Self in the Apostle Paul: The Material Spirit

Troels Engberg-Pedersen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558568
eISBN:
9780191720970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558568.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book argues that the traditional, mainly cognitive and metaphorical ways of understanding central Pauline concepts, e.g. ‘being in Christ’, which have been heavily influenced by the ... More


Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality

Robert Geraci

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393026
eISBN:
9780199777136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393026.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The hope that we might one day upload our minds into robots and, eventually, cyberspace has become commonplace and now affects life across a broad spectrum of western culture. Popular science books ... More


JIHADISM IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: Psychological Themes in Religiously Motivated Terrorism

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“Jihadism in Comparative Perspective: Psychological Themes in Religiously Motivated Terrorism.” This chapter has two goals: first, to describe salient psychological-religious themes found in the ... More


Millennial Dreams and Apocalyptic Nightmares: The Cold War Origins of Political Evangelicalism

Angela M. Lahr

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195314489
eISBN:
9780199872077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314489.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Conservative evangelicals in the early Cold War were the forbearers of the New Christian Right of the 1980s. In the postwar United States, the evangelical subculture, which had become marginalized ... More


Apocalyptic AI

Robert M. Geraci

in Apocalyptic AI: Visions of Heaven in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393026
eISBN:
9780199777136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393026.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Apocalyptic AI is a movement that exemplifies the longstanding connection between religion and science in the western world. The movement, based on popular science books by Hans Moravec and Ray ... More


PREDESTINATION AND THE CHURCH

Stephen E. Lahey

in John Wyclif

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183313
eISBN:
9780199870349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183313.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

One of the most difficult elements of Wyclif’s thought is resolution of the tension between his deterministic understanding of the nature of the church and his call for ecclesiastical reform. ... More


The Unsettling of the Fundamentalist Mindset: Shifts in Apocalyptic Belief in Contemporary Conservative Christianity

Lee Quinby

in The Fundamentalist Mindset: Psychological Perspectives on Religion, Violence, and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195379655
eISBN:
9780199777334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379655.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores shifts within contemporary apocalypticism to gauge a sense of their effects on American fundamentalism and evangelicalism in the 21st century. The first part of the chapter ... More


The Jihadist Preachers of the End Times: ISIS Apocalyptic Propaganda

Bronislav Ostranský

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439237
eISBN:
9781474476805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439237.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Focusing on apocalyptic manifestations found in ISIS propaganda, this book situates the group’s agenda in the broader framework of contemporary Muslim thought and elucidates key topics in millennial ... More


The Rapture in America

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:
10.1093/0195159837.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Examines the history of the idea of the rapture in American Protestantism and argues that belief in the rapture, although it has fundamentalist origins, needs to be understood as a much broader ... More


Celestial portents and apocalypticism in medieval Ireland

Mark Williams

in Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700–1700

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199571840
eISBN:
9780191594434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571840.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter deals with Ireland from the 7th to the 12th centuries, which represents the oldest literary material from the medieval Celtic world. It shows that a conspicuously biblical paradigm for ... More


Revival of Messianic Hope

Akiba J. Lerner

in Redemptive Hope: From the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Obama

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267910
eISBN:
9780823272433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267910.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 focuses on the recovery of messianic hope narratives by Jewish thinkers—particularly Martin Buber—who in the early part of the twentieth century perceived the failure of Marxist utopianism ... More


Martyrs and Their Books

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 1 traces the paths through which martyrdom, apocalypticism, and holiness became intertwined from John Bale and John Foxe to Cotton Mather and the New England Primer. Biblical martyrs, early ... More


Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The first detailed study of the ‘peak oil movement,’ this book combines sociology, literary criticism, history and environmental studies to explore an early twenty-first century environmental social ... More


The Archer of Paradise

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Pratt began his writing career with his handbill, “Mormons So Called.” He then assisted Joseph Smith in recruiting for Zion’s Camp, a relief expedition to reclaim Missouri lands. Poverty plagued him, ... More


Eschatology, Millenarian Apocalypticism, and the Liturgical Anti-Judaism of the Medieval Prophet Plays

Regula Meyer Evitt

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Identifying the influence of apocalyptic thinking on medieval liturgical drama is textually complex. As C. Clifford Flanigan has observed, there are few explicit references to the biblical Apocalypse ... More


The Fear of an Apocalyptic Year 1000: Augustinian Historiography, Medieval and Modern

Richard Landes

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In the 1901 issue of the American Historical Review, George Lincoln Burr published an article in which he summarized for American historians a new consensus among their European colleagues that there ... More


“Satan's Bonds Are Extremely Loose”: Apocalyptic Expectation in Anglo-Saxon England during the Millennial Era

William Prideaux-Collins

in The Apocalyptic Year 1000: Religious Expectation and Social Change, 950-1050

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161625
eISBN:
9780199849666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161625.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The year 1000 holds a particular place in the historiography of medieval apocalypticism. Romantic historians of the 19th century spoke of the “terrors of the year 1000” and painted a lurid portrait ... More


Apocalyptic Popular Culture and Political Quiescence

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

in Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter situates peakists’ sense of impending collapse in the context of the long history of American apocalypticism and highlights the ways that peakist narratives borrowed and diverted from ... More


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