Author: Jerry Rabow
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House
Keywords: jewish, messiahs, christian, worlds, changed, muslim, stories, untold, life, jesus
Number of Pages: 216
Published: 2002-10-01
List price: $16.95
ISBN-10: 9652292885
ISBN-13: 9789652292889

It is a little known fact that there have been more than fifty prominent Jewish ‘Messiahs’. These characters, though unrenowned today, inspired messianic fervor that at times seized the whole Jewish, Christian, Muslim and even secular worlds. The stories of these fifty Messiahs, both male and female, are unknown – suppressed by Jewish religious authorities or ignored by historians of all religions. Until now. In Fifty Jewish Messiahs, these Jewish Messiahs are remembered, and now their forgotten stories - whether humorous, bizarre, tragic or solemn - are finally told. *The Mes

Author: Harris Lenowitz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: heights, crown, galilee, messiahs, jewish
Number of Pages: 312
Published: 2001-09-27
List price: $50.00
ISBN-10: 0195148371
ISBN-13: 9780195148374

In this book, Harris Lenowitz explores the fascinating history of Jewish messianic movements. Looking in detail at all of the Jewish messiahs about whom anything is known, he introduces each of these figures in turn, and offers extensive excerpts of the original texts that tell their stories. The messiahs whom we meet in these pages range from the inspiring to the tragic and bizarre. By examining the messianic idea in the tradition which gave birth to it, Lenowitz both sheds new light on this engrossing aspect of Jewish history and provides a firmer basis for understanding contemporary messian

Author: Philip Jenki
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: american, history, religions, new, messiahs, cults, mystics
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 2000-04-06
List price: $55.00
ISBN-10: 0195127447
ISBN-13: 9780195127447

Are religious fringe movements a recent phenomena in American history? Are widespread fears of mass suicides, sexual abuse, and brainwashing in cults justified? Do marginalized religious groups play any positive role in American spiritual life? Do the panics over such groups follow any discernible pattern? Phillip Jenkins gives fascinating--and surprising--answers to these and many other questions in Mystics and Messiahs, the first full account of cults and anti-cult scares in American history. Jenkins shows that, contrary to popular belief, cults were by no means an invention of the 1960s. In

Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Keywords: american, history, religions, new, messiahs, cults, mystics
Number of Pages: 304
Published: 2001-11-15
List price: $19.99
ISBN-10: 0195145968
ISBN-13: 9780195145960

In Mystics and Messiahs--the first full account of cults and anti-cult scares in American history--Philip Jenkins shows that, contrary to popular belief, cults were by no means an invention of the 1960s. In fact, most of the frightening images and stereotypes surrounding fringe religious movements are traceable to the mid-nineteenth century when Mormons, Freemasons, and even Catholics were denounced for supposed ritualistic violence, fraud, and sexual depravity. But America has also been the home of an often hysterical anti-cult backlash. Jenkins offers an insightful new analysis of why cults

Author: Richard A. Horsley
Publisher: Trinity Press International
Keywords: time, jesus, movements, popular, prophets, messiahs, bandits
Number of Pages: 312
Published: 1999-02-01
List price: $49.95
ISBN-10: 1563382733
ISBN-13: 9781563382734

Authors:Thomas Robbins, Susan J. Palmer,
Publisher: Routledge
Keywords: apocalyptic, movements, contemporary, mayhem, messiahs, millennium
Number of Pages: 332
Published: 1997-07-11
List price: $34.95
ISBN-10: 0415916496
ISBN-13: 9780415916493

As we approach the millenium, apocolyptic expectations are rising in North America and throughout the world. Outside the symbolic aura of the millenium, this excitation is fed by currents of unsettling social and cultural change. The "millenial myth" ingrained in American culture is continually generating new movements, which draw upon the myth and also reshape and reconstruct it. This text examines many types of apocolypticism such as economic, racialist, environmental, feminist, as well as those erupting from established churches. Many of these movements are volatile and potentially explosiv

Authors:William Bonner, Lila Rajiva,
Publisher: Wiley
Keywords: finance, politics, agora, series, spectacle, public, messiahs, markets, surviving, mobs
Number of Pages: 432
Published: 2007-08-31
List price: $27.95
ISBN-10: 0470112328
ISBN-13: 9780470112328

Why Going Against the Grain Pays. Bestselling author Bill Bonner has long been a maverick observer of the financial and political world, sharpening his sardonic wit, in particular, on the vagaries of the investing public. Market booms and busts, tulip manias and dotcom bubbles, venture capitalists and vulture funds, he lets you know, are best explained not by dry statistics and obscure theories but by the metaphors and analogies of literature. Now, in Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets, Bonner and freelance journalist Lila Rajiva use literary economics to offer broader insights into mas
  
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