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Toward the millennium : messianic expectations from the Bible to Waco

Author: Peter Schäfer; Mark R Cohen
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998.
Series: Studies in the history of religions, 77.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection on messianic expectations from biblical times to the present represents a fresh re-evaluation of a variety of religious, political and cultural phenomena. The focus is on Judaism, but  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Toward the millennium.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1998
(OCoLC)945913666
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Schäfer; Mark R Cohen
ISBN: 9004110372 9789004110373
OCLC Number: 38765162
Notes: Papers presented in this book were read and discussed at a yearlong seminar at the Institute for Advanced Study and climaxed with a two-day international symposium in Mar. 1996.
Description: vi, 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Mark R. Cohen and Peter Schf̃er --
Diversity and interaction: Messiahs in early Judaism / Peter Schf̃er --
Messiahs and their followers / John G. Gager --
Messianic elements in the prechristian Greco-Roman world / Christian Habicht --
Midrash and Messianism: some theologies of suffering and salvation / Michael Fishbane --
Armilus: the Jewish antichrist and the origins and dating of the Sefer Zerubbavel / Joseph Dan --
Jewish messianic expectations towards 1240 and Christian reactions / Israel Jacob Yuval --
The eschatological imperative: messianism and the holy war in Europe, 1260-1556 / Norman Housley --
The millennial moment: revolution and radical religion in sixteenth century Spain / Sara T. Nalle --
Saturn and Sabbatai Tzevi: a new approach to sabbateanism / Moshe Idel --
The engenderment of messianic politics: symbolic significance of Sabbatai Sevi's coronation / Elliot R. Wolfson --
Salvation through philology: the poetical messianism of Quirinus Kuhlmann (1651-1689) / Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann --
The messianic claim of Ghulām Aḥmad / Yohanan Friedmann --
Messianism in the political culture of the Weimar Republic / Klaus Schreiner --
Lines, circles, points: messianic epistemology in Cohen, Rosenzweig and Benjamin / Robert Gibbs --
The Lubavitch messianic resurgence: the historical and mystical background 1939-1996 / Rachel Elior --
Patterns of the end: textual weaving from Qumran to Waco / James D. Tabor.
Series Title: Studies in the history of religions, 77.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Schäfer and Mark Cohen.

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