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The Chosen People

Frank Graziano

in The Millennial New World

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes how symbolic inversion operates in millennial communities to alter the meanings and interrelations of above and below, center and periphery, good and evil, pure and impure, and ... More


A Balm in Gilead: The Black Church as Mission and Movement

Lewis V. Baldwin

in The Voice of Conscience: The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380316
eISBN:
9780199869299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380316.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The content of this chapter unfolds along several lines of discussion. First, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sense of the entire history of the black church and how that institution had functioned in ... More


Apocalyptic Vision and the Angelic Guide

Bryan Shelley

in Shelley and Scripture: The Interpreting Angel

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122845
eISBN:
9780191671562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122845.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Development in Hebrew prophetic literature is found to have similar aspects with how Shelley experienced a gradual loss of faith during his efforts at establishing an ideal society or a new Eden. The ... More


Zion in Crisis: Friends as the Israel of Old

Sarah Crabtree

in Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255767
eISBN:
9780226255934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255934.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter One, “Zion in Crisis,” traces the imbricated relationship between the Quakers' evolving theological identity and the political movements of the late eighteenth century. The universalist ... More


What Are Jews For?: History, Peoplehood, and Purpose

Adam Sutcliffe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691188805
eISBN:
9780691201931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188805.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

What is the purpose of Jews in the world? The Bible singles out the Jews as God's “chosen people,” but the significance of this special status has been understood in many different ways over the ... More


Soundbite-Hooks and Foreign Policy

Karl Kraus

in The Third Walpurgis Night: The Complete Text

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300236002
eISBN:
9780300252804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236002.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter investigates the extent to which the struggle against the anti-German Spirit is German in origin. Kraus's “Prayer to the Sun of Gibeon,” misinterpreted when it appeared in 1916, ... More


Abraham Lincoln: An Ideally United, Potentially Unbound Union

Justin B. Litke

in Twilight of the Republic: Empire and Exceptionalism in the American Political Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142203
eISBN:
9780813142234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142203.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Faced with the unprecedented disunion of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln mustered equally unprecedented means to move the country back toward reconciliation. The manner in which he accomplished this ... More


Mormonism, Race, and Lineage: The Making of a Chosen People

Hokulani K. Aikau

in A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674619
eISBN:
9781452946986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674619.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter provides a historical background on how in the nineteenth-century Hawaiians came to be incorporated into the larger cosmology of the Mormon Church through notions of lineage. In the ... More


Introduction: A Vine in the Wilderness

Owen Stanwood

in The Global Refuge: Huguenots in an Age of Empire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190264741
eISBN:
9780190264772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190264741.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Modern History

The introduction begins with the story of Élie Neau, to show how Huguenots promoted themselves as religious heroes but were also political actors who used their myriad connections in a world of ... More


Christian Hebrew and Jewish Yiddish in Early Modern Germany

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christian scholars' preoccupation with the Jewish language in early modern Germany was founded on the close affinity between Yiddish and Hebrew. First, Christian interest in Yiddish was aroused ... More


Moral Agents and Moral Patients

John Barton

in Ethics in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199660438
eISBN:
9780191787270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660438.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Who was regarded as morally responsible in ancient Israel (a ‘moral agent’) and for whom (a ‘moral patient’)? This chapter looks at the status of various moral agents and patients—Israel as God’s ... More


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