Expectation of the Millennium

Shi'ism in History
Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr,Hamid Dabashi,Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780887068430
Category: Religion
Page: 460
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This is an anthology on the history, politics, and social aspects of Shi'ism including translations of original sources. It examines the historical development of Shi'ism, Shi'i political thought, the status of Shi'i minority communities in the Muslim world, and the life and works of prominent social and political thinkers. The book assesses the extent of the politicization process in Shi'ism in recent years and addresses that important question of the Shi'i attitude towards authority.

A View of the Expected Christian Millennium

Which is Promised in the Holy Scriptures, and is Believed to be Nigh Its Commencement, and Must Transpire Before the Conflagration of the Heavens and the Earth; Embellished with a Chart, of the Dispensations from Abraham to the End of Time
Author: Josiah Priest
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dispensationalism
Page: 408
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The Return of Christ


Author: G. C. Berkouwer
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802848123
Category: Religion
Page: 480
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Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem

Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements
Author: Thomas Robbins,Susan J. Palmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136049983
Category: Religion
Page: 332
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Apocalyptic Movements in Contemporary Politics

Christian and Jewish Zionism
Author: C. Aldrovandi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137316845
Category: Social Science
Page: 257
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This book explores Israeli Religious Zionism and US Christian Zionism by focusing on the Messianic and Millenarian drives at the basis of their political mobilization towards a 'Jewish colonization' of the occupied territories.

Change of air, or, The philosophy of travelling; autumnal excursions through France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Belgium


Author: James Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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Black & Confused in the Uk 53/60


Author: Dubes 52
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465304088
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 142
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I feel it prudent to get across the radical changes in my lifetime to this young generation who takes so-much for granted, unaware of the hardships suffered by their forefathers in the earlier years. They now have life relatively easy in fact they have become abusive to the very foundation built for them. An enduring synopsis of my brother and I growing up in north Londons predominant white environment from a Blackmans perspective with the trials & tribulations endured. Approaching my 60th year having lived here for a staggering 53 years I recall moments edged in stone as a matter of personal history. Seduction: Older females are single minded predators who know exactly what they desire and attack there victims without prejudice, likened to a black widow spider once their objectives have been achieved the rest is academic. In my young days the attraction to older woman was not a question of getting your fingers burnt, but more over like an adrenalin rush that required satisfying my hungry appetite. A challenge is something I have always craved for but biting off more than you can chew is enlightening, every young man needs to have a modicum of experience to reflect on. Violent encounters: The room dimly lit when all of sudden the door burst opened and several men rushed in with knifes held aloft, in a few moments the light bulb was smashed. Screams engulfed the room as panic ensued all around innocent people being cut in the onslaught; I wedged my body in a corner grabbing the nearest person holding them tightly in front of me in the dark as a shield. Addictions: There are many forms of addiction and it is relatively easy to fall into this trap without realising, whilst caught up you are well aware but unable to refrain. Drinking is a glorious indulgence as I have been led to appreciate, and according to my present wife I am not short from being an alcoholic. Counting the incidents when I have overstepped the mark over many years, this could be deemed a possibility from her point of view. Dubious times: Literally half way down the garden with him he uttered these piecing words in my ear Giff this is not my f- -king house, I grabbed him in shear panic and hustled back to my car accelerating around the corner to the next block. The thought of the police turning up at the moment to find a black man & an Irish man both standing in someones garden put the living fear of god in me.

Yesterday's Tomorrows

On Utopia and Dystopia
Author: Pere Gallardo,Elizabeth Russell
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443858773
Category: Social Science
Page: 410
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2012 was a year of financial crises and ecological disasters, of endings and forebodings. The world did not end on December 21st as the Mayan calendar predicted, but became the stage for new beginnings, utopian communities, protest groups and solidarity movements. The essays in this book form an intertextual space for negotiating meaningful facts and fictions with an aim to understanding the present. Discussions focus on utopia and dystopia from literature and film, not only within the framework of science fiction but also critical theory, gender politics and social sciences. The authors of these essays are international academics whose interest lies in utopian studies and who attended the 13th International Conference of Utopian Studies, “The Shape of Things to Come”, held in Tarragona, Spain, in 2012.

Dispensationalism, Israel and the Church

The Search for Definition
Author: Craig A. Blaising,Darrell L. Bock
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310877407
Category: Religion
Page: 404
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The relationship between Israel and the church is a crucial reference point in theology, especially in distinguishing between dispensational and nondispensational ways of thinking. The thesis of this book is that Israel and the church are distinct theological institutions that have arisen in the historical progress of divine revelation. But they are also related as successive phases of a redemptive program that is historically progressive and eschatologically converging. The approach to these issues here is neither polemical nor apologetic; rather, it anticipates a convergence among evangelical scholars in the recognition of both continuity and discontinuity in the Israel-church relationship. This book has three purposes: - To offer a contemporary dispensational treatment of that relationship through an exegetical examination of key texts with a focus on theological concerns - To foster genuine dialogue with nondispensational thinkers regarding major biblical themes tied to the plan of God - To identify the changes in dispensational thought that have developed since the publication of Charles Ryrie's book Dispensationalism Today in 1965

Beyond the Promised Land

The Movement and the Myth
Author: David F. Noble
Publisher: Between the Lines
ISBN: 1897071787
Category:
Page: N.A
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Iconoclast David F. Noble traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture. Part impassioned manifesto, part masterful survey of opposed philosophical and economic schools, Beyond the Promised Land brings into focus the twisted template of the Western imagination and its faith-based market economy. From the first recorded versions of ‘the promise’ saga in ancient Babylon, to the Zapatistas’ rejection of promises never kept, Noble explores the connections between Judeo-Christian belief and corporate globalization. Inspiration for activists and students alike.

The Popular Encyclopedia

Or, Conversations Lexicon
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The time of the millennium investigated

and its nature determined on Scriptural grounds. ...
Author: Frederick Nolan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Millennium (Eschatology)
Page: 205
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Evangelicals and Israel

The Story of American Christian Zionism
Author: Stephen Spector
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199887942
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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Most observers explain evangelical Christians' bedrock support for Israel as stemming from the apocalyptic belief that the Jews must return to the Holy Land as a precondition for the second coming of Christ. But the real reasons, argues Stephen Spector, are far more complicated. In Evangelicals and Israel, Spector delves deeply into the Christian Zionist movement, mining information from original interviews, web sites, publications, news reports, survey research, worship services, and interfaith conferences, to provide a surprising look at the sources of evangelical support for Israel. Israel is God's prophetic clock for many evangelicals - irrefutable proof that prophecy is true and coming to pass in our lifetime. But Spector goes beyond end-times theology to find a complex set of motivations behind Israel-evangelical relations. These include the promise of God's blessing for those who bless the Jews; gratitude to Jews for establishing the foundations of Christianity; remorse for the Chu

Critiques of Christianity in African Literature

With Particular Reference to the East African Context
Author: Jesse Ndwiga Kanyua Mugambi
Publisher: East African Publishers
ISBN: 9789966465801
Category: Africa
Page: 166
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The Incarnate Word

Selected Writings on Christology
Author: John Williamson Nevin,Philip Schaff,Daniel Gans
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877549
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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The Incarnate Word contains a selection of the key writings on the doctrines of Christology produced by the theologians of Mercersburg Seminary during the middle of the nineteenth century. Despite the seminary's small stature and marginal position within American religious life, these texts represent some of the most profound wrestlings with the doctrine of the person of Christ that appeared in antebellum America, engaging the latest in German theological scholarship as well as the riches of the Christian tradition. As such, they command more than mere historical interest, providing rich conversation partners for contemporary debates in Reformed Christology, and anticipating the insights of such key twentieth-century theologians as T. F. Torrance. The present critical edition carefully preserves the original texts, while providing extensive introductions, annotations, and bibliography to orient the modern reader and facilitate further scholarship. The Mercersburg Theology Study Series is an attempt to make available for the first time, in attractive, readable, and scholarly modern editions, the key writings of the nineteenth-century movement known as the Mercersburg Theology. An ambitious multi-year project, this aims to make an important contribution to the scholarly community and to the broader reading public, who can at last be properly introduced to this unique blend of American and European, Reformed and catholic theology.

African Religions & Philosophy


Author: John S. Mbiti
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435895914
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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"African Religions and Philosophy" is a systematic study of the attitudes of mind and belief that have evolved in the many societies of Africa. In this second edition, Dr Mbiti has updated his material to include the involvement of women in religion, and the potential unity to be found in what was once thought to be a mass of quite separate religions. Mbiti adds a new dimension to the understanding of the history, thinking, and life throughout the African continent. Religion is approached from an African point of view but is as accessible to readers who belong to non-African societies as it is to those who have grown up in African nations. Since its first publication, this book has become acknowledged as the standard work in the field of study, and it is essential reading for anyone concerned with African religion, history, philosophy, anthropology or general African studies.

Church and Nation

The Bishop Paddock Lectures for 1914-15
Author: William Temple
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1776584252
Category: Religion
Page: 126
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The unprecedented global conflicts of the early twentieth century posed a profound ethical dilemma for the theologians of the era. In this collection, drawn from a series of talks delivered in 1914 and 1915, Church of England Bishop William Temple lays out his beliefs about the relationship between Christian doctrine and geopolitical turmoil and defends his position that England had a moral obligation to enter the fray of World War I.

From Judgment to Passion

Devotion to Christ and the Virgin Mary, 800–1200
Author: Rachel Fulton Brown
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231500769
Category: History
Page: 752
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Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar, yet most disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve such prominence, inspiring unparalleled religious creativity as well such imitative extremes as celibacy and self-flagellation? To answer this question, Rachel Fulton ranges over developments in liturgical performance, private prayer, doctrine, and art. She considers the fear occasioned by the disappointed hopes of medieval Christians convinced that the apocalypse would come soon, the revulsion of medieval Jews at being baptized in the name of God born from a woman, the reform of the Church in light of a new European money economy, the eroticism of the Marian exegesis of the Song of Songs, and much more. Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar yet disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve such prominence, inspiring unparalleled religious creativity and emotional artistry even as they fostered such imitative extremes as celibacy, crusade, and self-flagellation? Magisterial in style and comprehensive in scope, From Judgment to Passion is the first systematic attempt to explain the origins and initial development of European devotion to Christ in his suffering humanity and Mary in her compassionate grief. Rachel Fulton examines liturgical performance, doctrine, private prayer, scriptural exegesis, and art in order to illuminate and explain the powerful desire shared by medieval women and men to identify with the crucified Christ and his mother. The book begins with the Carolingian campaign to convert the newly conquered pagan Saxons, in particular with the effort to explain for these new converts the mystery of the Eucharist, the miraculous presence of Christ's body at the Mass. Moving on to the early eleventh century, when Christ's failure to return on the millennium of his Passion (A.D. 1033) necessitated for believers a radical revision of Christian history, Fulton examines the novel liturgies and devotions that arose amid this apocalyptic disappointment. The book turns finally to the twelfth century when, in the wake of the capture of Jerusalem in the First Crusade, there occurred the full flowering of a new, more emotional sensibility of faith, epitomized by the eroticism of the Marian exegesis of the Song of Songs and by the artistic and architectural innovations we have come to think of as quintessentially high medieval. In addition to its concern with explaining devotional change, From Judgment to Passion presses a second, crucial question: How is it possible for modern historians to understand not only the social and cultural functions but also the experience of faith—the impulsive engagement with the emotions, sometimes ineffable, of prayer and devotion? The answer, magnificently exemplified throughout this book's narrative, lies in imaginative empathy, the same incorporation of self into story that lay at the heart of the medieval effort to identify with Christ and Mary in their love and pain.

An Introduction to Christian Theology


Author: Richard J. Plantinga,Thomas R. Thompson,Matthew D. Lundberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316139417
Category: Religion
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Far from being solely an academic enterprise, the practice of theology can pique the interest of anyone who wonders about the meaning of life. Inviting readers on a journey of 'faith seeking understanding', this introduction to Christian theology - its basic concepts, confessional content, and history - emphasizes the relevance of the key convictions of Christian faith to the challenges of today's world. In the first part, this book introduces the project of Christian theology and sketches the critical context that confronts Christian thought and practice today. In a second part, it offers a survey of the key doctrinal themes of Christian theology - including revelation, the triune God, and the world as creation - identifying their biblical basis and the highlights of their historical development before giving a systematic evaluation of each theme. The third part provides an overview of Christian theology from the early church to the present.

Puritans, the Millennium and the Future of Israel

Puritan Eschatology 1600 to 1660
Author: Peter Toon
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227171454
Category: Religion
Page: 156
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An important study of the origins of millennialism in English theology, with particular reference to the Puritan movement of the 17th century. A clever discussion on the key elements of millennialism, particularly interesting when comparing them with the recent millennium phenomenon.