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Mystics and Messiahs

Cults and New Religions in American History
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Focusing on idealists and visionaries who believed that Justice could reign in our world, this book explores the desire to experience utopia on earth. Reluctant to await another existence--another form, or eternal life following death and resurrection--individuals with ghuluww, or exaggeration, emerged at the advent of Islam, expecting to attain the apocalyptic horizon of Truth.

In Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs: Episodes from the Margins of Jewish History, Pini Dunner provides a series of bizarre stories describing how some Jews crashed through conventional guardrails of staid Jewish tradition and sped forward onto aberrant lanes of false messiahs, forgers of Passover Haggadot, rabbis searching for subversive religious meanings of Hebrew amulets, and an 18th.

Rabbi Dunner is a published author, exploring some of the most curious and controversial Jewish figures of the last three centuries in the brand new book "Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs." The volume considers how these individuals impacted their communities and Judaism as a whole in ways that continue to reverberate within Jewish life today.

"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 s.

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 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 Brand: Oxford University Press.

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 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 Brand: Oxford University Press.

MAVERICKS, MYSTICS & FALSE MESSIAHS by Rabbi Pini Dunner. PRESS RELEASE – MAVERICKS. Publisher: Toby Press (a division of Koren Publications, Jerusalem). Publication Date: December 1, MAVERICKS, MYSTICS & FALSE MESSIAHS explores a selection of Jewish figures who appeared on the historical scene spanning the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, and also.

Overrun with Messiahs --False prophets and deluded subjects: the nineteenth century --Anti-Christian cults?: The Christian sects, -- The first new age -- Black gods -- The cult racket: anticult campaigns, -- The purge of the forties -- The new boom, -- Cult wars, -- Devil cults and doomsday cults, In Mystics and Messiahs, Philip Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of History and Religious Studies at Penn State University, provides a compact history of cult activity, its effects on public opinion and legal and social responses to it.

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Krishnamurti has never been completely told. I challenge you to read, consider and comment on how their passion, wisdom and commitment to their life purpose might revolutionize your : Elizabeth Spring. Mavericks, Mystics, and False Messiahs is an exciting look into some of the odd and colorful episodes in Jewish history.

These include the stories of Shabtai Tzvi, Samuel Falk, George Gordon, the Emden-Eybeschutz controversy, Rav Yudel Rosenberg, and several : Rabbi Ari Enkin.

This website is devoted to the extraordinary mystics and visionaries of the Church, especially those who are lesser known, such as St Gemma Galgani, Blessed Alexandrina da Costa, Sr Consolata Betrone, Therese Neumann, Rev. Pere Lamy, Gabrielle Bossis, Josefa Menendez, Marthe Robin, Servant of God Louise Lateau, Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity, Sister Maria Antonia and.

The uniting theme of Mavericks, Mystics & False Messiahs is the very individual personalities of these marginal characters and the impact they had during the time in which they lived. All the mavericks whose lives are explored in this book somehow represent – in their individuality and their unique stories – aspects of the broader narrative.

Mystics, Monarchs, and Messiahs: Cultural Landscapes of Early Modern Iran By Kathryn Babayan. While Jenkins breaks little new ground in Mystics and Messiahs, the book offers a model of American new religious movements which emphasizes the role of anti-cult groups in shaping popular perceptions of cults, as well as in influencing government policy toward new religious movements.

This unremittingly negative stereotype, Jenkins emphasizes. While not ignoring genuine instances of aberrant behaviour, Mystics and Messiahs goes beyond the vast edifice of myth, distortion, and hype to reveal the true characteristics of religious fringe movements and why they inspire such fierce antagonism.

(source: Nielsen Book Data). Overrun with Messiahs -- False prophets and deluded subjects: the nineteenth century -- Anti-Christian cults?: The Christian sects, -- The first new age -- Black gods -- The cult racket: anticult campaigns, -- The purge of the forties -- The new boom, -- Cult wars, -- Devil cults and doomsday cults, Pages: 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 s.Overrun with messiahs --False prophets and deluded subjects: the Nineteenth Century --Anti-Christian cults?: The Christian sects, -- The first New Age -- Black gods -- The cult racket: anticult campaigns, -- The purge of the Forties -- The new boom, -- Cult wars, -- Devil cults and domesday cults,