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Wasteland

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses 19th century views of the land as being in spiritual crisis. Buchan's identification of London with spiritual decline, Scotland with adventure, and Berkshire with great ... More


High Point (IV): Spiritual Crisis (1650–1713)

JONATHAN I. ISRAEL

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550–1750

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198219286
eISBN:
9780191678332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219286.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

The Jewish community underwent the most severe and fundamental spiritual crisis during the second half of the seventeenth century, which is believed to have been initiated through not only various ... More


Passionate Uncertainty: Inside the American Jesuits

Peter McDonough and Eugene Bianchi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230552
eISBN:
9780520930773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230552.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Founded by Ignatius Loyola in 1540, the Society of Jesus remains the largest and most controversial religious order of men in Catholicism. Since the 1960s, however, Jesuits in the United States have ... More


Of Tremor and Transition: Crisis and the Origins of Southern Clericalism

Joseph Locke

in Making the Bible Belt: Texas Prohibitionists and the Politicization of Southern Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190216283
eISBN:
9780190216313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190216283.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Religion

At the turn of the twentieth century, a “New South” of industry, cities, and commerce promised to modernize the American South. Amid much regional change, southern evangelicals commonly comprehended ... More


The Great Beast as a Tantric Hero: The Role of Yoga and Tantra in Aleister Crowley’s Magick

Gordan Djurdjevic

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863075
eISBN:
9780199979974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863075.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores the roles of Tantra and Yoga. It considers the argument that Crowley's practice of magick can be clarified if one tries to understand features of it against the background of ... More


Island

Robert Colls

in Identity of England

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245192
eISBN:
9780191697432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245192.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the attempts to resolve the spiritual crisis and relocate the land as a place of meaning and affection. By 1900, England was a place never more signed, sealed, and accounted ... More


Classicism of the Twenties

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Classicism of the Twenties: Art, Music, and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183985
eISBN:
9780226184036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184036.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The chapter begins with a look at classicizing techniques used purely formally by certain creative artists in works without a classical orientation. It then turns to thinkers who urged a return to ... More


Introduction

Theodore Ziolkowski

in Modes of Faith: Secular Surrogates for Lost Religious Belief

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226983639
eISBN:
9780226983660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983660.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The United States today is undergoing a spiritual crisis and transition similar to that of the 1920s. The growing interest in Islam, Buddhism, Zen, Kabbala, Gnosticism, Scientology, Wicca, and a ... More


Challenges and Transitions: Shifting Identities

Megan Taylor Shockley

in The Captain's Widow of Sandwich: Self-Invention and the Life of Hannah Rebecca Burgess, 1834-1917

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783191
eISBN:
9780814786529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783191.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter depicts a shift in Rebecca's character as detailed in two journals that hold information of her time aboard the clipper ship, Challenger. Her prose describes a woman whose main concerns ... More


Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable: What They Remembered They Won

Barbara A. Gannon

in The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834527
eISBN:
9781469603124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877708_gannon.15
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter illustrates how northern veterans not only dealt with the physical and psychological aftermath of the war, they also dealt with a more spiritual crisis—finding something to redeem the ... More


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