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Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Damian Thompson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores how members of one religious group with a strong apocalyptic tradition — Kensington Temple, a large Pentecostal church in London — reconciled doctrines of the end of the world with ... More


Introduction

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of existing academic theories of millenarianism, some of which reflect, and may even help shape, popular misconceptions of apocalyptic believers. It ... More


The Problem of the End

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins with an introduction of the sociological concepts underlying this study. It suggests that people make rational choices about religion, weighing costs and benefits: they seek to ... More


Pentecostalism and the End Times

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how Pentecostal churches are pulled toward and away from accommodation with society as they seek to exercise ministries of miraculous healing and non-eschatological prophecy. It ... More


Living with the End

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the different strategies used by leaders and members of Kensington Temple with regard to the subject of the End Times. It examines the “official” treatment of apocalyptic ... More


Millenarians

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the small number of textbook millenarians in the congregation — people who were confident that Jesus would return in their lifetimes. It presents the story of Maureen, a woman ... More


Conclusions

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist: Charisma and Apocalypse in a Pentecostal Church

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178562
eISBN:
9780199785070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178564.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter is divided into two sections. The first examines the wider lessons to be drawn from the study of millenarianism at Kensington Temple. The second section argues that although the Problem ... More


‘Every Honest Man is a Prophet’: Popular Enthusiasm and Radical Millenarianism

Jon Mee

in Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines William Blake's relationship with the popular culture of religious enthusiasm and the distinctive voice that culture had in the Revolution controversy. For Blake and Richard ... More


Hopes of Israel

Zvi Ben‐Dor Benite

in The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307337
eISBN:
9780199867868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307337.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the political and theological role the ten tribes played in English imagination since the 17th century. It centers around the “Hope of Israel,” the most important book on the ... More


VICTORIAN RAPTURE

Cornelia Pearsall

in Tennyson's Rapture: Transformation in the Victorian Dramatic Monologue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195150544
eISBN:
9780199871124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150544.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter Two examines Tennyson’s dramatic monologue “St. Simeon Stylites” from several angles. The first section, “Victorian End Times,” places St. Simeon’s desire for rapture in the context of ... More


A Stronger Existence: Angels, Polemic, and Radical Speculation, 1640–1660

Raymond Joad

in Milton's Angels: The Early-Modern Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199560509
eISBN:
9780191701801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560509.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The revolutionary decades of the seventeenth century witnessed copious writing about angels. This chapter suggests four complementary perspectives upon these engagements. There is a rhetorical mode, ... More


Apocalyptic Changes: The Origins of Alsted's Millenarianism, 1619–27

Howard Hotson

in Johann Heinrich Alsted 1588–1638: Between Renaissance, Reformation, and Universal Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208280
eISBN:
9780191677960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208280.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Diatribe de mille annis apocalypticis, like the Encyclopaedia, presents Johann Heinrich Alsted's thought in its most sober and respectable guise. This little book — the first and most influential ... More


What Divine Law Is Not

Susan James

in Spinoza on Philosophy, Religion, and Politics: The Theologico-Political Treatise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698127
eISBN:
9780191740558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698127.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Spinoza's theological opponents agree that the core religious teaching of the Bible is the divine law revealed by the prophets, but disagree about the law's status and content. In order to show what ... More


Conclusion

Christopher Norton

in The politics of constitutional nationalism in Northern Ireland, 1932-1970: Between grievance and reconciliation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719059032
eISBN:
9781781706763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719059032.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The conclusion considers the legacy of constitutional nationalist tradition. It recaps on its diverse ideological composition, ranging from conservative Catholic communalism to left-nationalism, and ... More


Wordsworth’s Chastened Enthusiasm

JON MEE

in Romanticism, Enthusiasm, and Regulation: Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284788
eISBN:
9780191718953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284788.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores Wordsworth's poetry in relation to the discourse on enthusiasm. It begins by considering the role of the word in the prefaces and essays. It then goes on to consider ... 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


On Lived Eschatology

Joel Robbins

in Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198845041
eISBN:
9780191880407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845041.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Millenarianism has a long pedigree as a phenomenon of anthropological concern. In the form of eschatology and apocalypticism, it has also had a fitful but sometimes important presence in theology. ... 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


Messianism, between past and future

Sarah Dayens

in Time and Memory in Reggae Music: The Politics of Hope

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076213
eISBN:
9781781702116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076213.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Through a rereading of the Bible and the identification to the Twelve Tribes of Israel, Rastafari sets up a religious construction of the origin, accompanied by a transmission of the past of slavery. ... More


Initiating the Millennium: The Avignon Society and Illuminism in Europe

Robert Collis and Natalie Bayer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190903374
eISBN:
9780190903404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903374.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This book, the first of its kind in English, examines an initiatic society known by various names—Illuminés d’Avignon, the Avignon Society, the Union, the New Israel Society—that flourished in ... More


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