Apocalyptic Representations of Jerusalem (Numen Book Series: by Maria Leppakari

By Maria Leppakari

Jerusalem as a symbolic expression of desire draws cognizance and non secular adherence when it comes to its actual presence. The learn identifies, lines and examines apocalyptic representations of Jerusalem, and illustrates what occurs whilst those develop into skilled truth. The empirical a part of the e-book exhibits how those representations develop into residing photos in modern teams’ task in Jerusalem. inner most and public endtime representations of Jerusalem supply significant versions for studying the spiritual prior, current and destiny. The interaction of those representations additionally shapes our current photos of Jerusalem.

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Edward Shafranske Religion and the Clinical Practice of Psychology 1997: 43–52; Smith 1963: 1–14. Later on I will imply to Sperber’s perspective the notions of “inner and outer existence space” by Holm, which can be related to mental and public representations. 11 Sperber 1999: 24–25. Cf. Rudolf Otto, The Idea of the Holy (1958). This German theologian and scholar of history and phenomenology of religion writes of the reli10 theoretical perspectives 39 Here it is important to be aware that representations are understood as symbolic to the extent that they are not fully explicable, that is, expressible by semantic means.

Coins minted by the revolutionaries display an image of a star over the Temple, which they hoped to restore”. Harold W. Attridge, “The Messiah and the Millennium: The Roots of Two Jewish-Christian Symbols” in Imaging the End. ) Abbas Amanat & Magnus T. Bernhardsson 2002: 104–105. 47 The above-described messianic kingdom is very similar to the millenarian kingdom envisioned as coming after the war of Armageddon (also known as Har Megiddo), to which we will return in the analytical part of this book.

Werblowsky distinguishes between messianism as a complex of ideas, doctrines, hopes and expectations, and, on the other hand, the potentiality of a messianic movement. Messianic movements are, so to say, messianism in action. Messianic ideologies and movements are not necessarily centred on a messianic figure, although there is a tendency for such movements to personify the messianic ideal and to have a personal messiah play the central role in its realization. 48 Werblowsky distinguishes between several different types of messianism.

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