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Messianic Leadership in Jewish History: Movements and Personalities

Marc Saperstein

in Leadership and Conflict: Tensions in Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History and Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764494
eISBN:
9781800341081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764494.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter is a survey of the dynamics of messianic movements over a period of some two millennia. The most dramatic tests of leadership in the history of the Jewish diaspora have come when an ... More


The Millennial New World

Frank Graziano

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195124323
eISBN:
9780199784561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195124324.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The opening chapter of this book defines millennialism in its broadest sense, encompassing apocalypticism, messianism, and utopia. The subsequent chapters explore a wide range of colonial and modern ... More


Secularism’s Magic

Peter van der Veer

in The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter addresses the question of “popular religion” and the relation between religion and magic in India and China. The categories of popular belief, superstition, and magic have been used by ... More


The Expulsion and Its Consequences

Renee Levine Melammed

in A Question of Identity: Iberian Conversos in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195170719
eISBN:
9780199835416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195170717.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The rationale for the expulsion of the Jews from Spain was ostensibly because they exerted a negative influence on the baptized conversos. In truth, Jewish-converso relations during the fifteenth ... More


Introduction

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter provides a background of Jacob Sasportas. Around 1610, Sasportas was born in Oran, a garrison town at the edge of the Iberian Empire on the Mediterranean coast of North ... More


Women and the Messianic Heresy of Sabbatai Zevi, 1666 - 1816

Ada Rapoport-Albert

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764807
eISBN:
9781800343269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764807.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Women are conspicuously absent from the Jewish mystical tradition. The chance survival of scant evidence suggests that, at various times and places, individual Jewish women did pursue the path of ... More


Coda

Yaacob Dweck

in Dissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob Sasportas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691183572
eISBN:
9780691189949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183572.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This coda details how Jacob Sasportas, as well as his three most intensive readers—Jacob Emden, Gershom Scholem, and Joel Teitelbaum—all perceived their worlds to be in crisis. For Sasportas, the ... More


A Hungry People Struggles

Jason McGraw

in The Work of Recognition: Caribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617862
eISBN:
9781469617886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617862.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter looks at the political and cultural order known as the Regeneration, which reassembled state and church power along new authoritarian lines. Faced with the loss of economic, political, ... More


Indian Sacrifice in an Age of Progress

Susan L. Mizruchi

in The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832509
eISBN:
9781469605678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi.8
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses how the diversity of Indian tribes was reflected in their different responses to the daunting transformation of their circumstances; for instance, by the turn of the twentieth ... More


Heightened Expectations: Messianism, Millenarianism and the Hope of Israel

Kenneth Austin

in The Jews and the Reformation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300186291
eISBN:
9780300187021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186291.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the Sabbatean movement as the most significant messianic movement since the first century BCE. It explains the context in which Sabbatai emerged, as well as its particular ... More


A Free Man

João José Reis, Flávio dos Santos Gomes, Marcus J. M. de Carvalho, and H. Sabrina Gledhill

in The Story of Rufino: Slavery, Freedom, and Islam in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190224363
eISBN:
9780190093549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190224363.003.0023
Subject:
History, Latin American History, World Early Modern History

Rufino’s interrogation shows he also drew attention because he raised the memories of the 1835 Muslim rebellion in Bahia and of the “Divine Teacher” episode in Recife in 1846. The latter involved a ... More


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