Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

Cold War Ball

Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020 - James Crossley

James Crossley [+-]
St Mary's University, London
James Crossley is Research Professor in Bible, Society, and Politics at MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion, and Society, Academic Director of the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements (CenSAMM), and Professor of Bible and Society at St Mary's University, Twickenham, London. He is author of numerous books and articles on Christian Origins, reception history of the Bible, and English politics and religion, reception history of the Bible, including Cults, Martyrs and Good Samaritans: Religion in Contemporary English Political Discourse (Pluto, 2018). The website John Ball, English Legend provides images and resources discussed in Spectres of John Ball.

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This chapter looks at how socialist readings continued in the Cold War, while others struggled because of Communist Party associations. It also looks at how the study of apocalypticism in the mid-twentieth century updated the reading of a seditious Ball by making connections with Nazism and the Soviet Union.

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Crossley, James. Cold War Ball. Spectres of John Ball - The Peasants' Revolt in English Political History, 1381-2020. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 362-385 Mar 2022. ISBN 9781800501362. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42766. Date accessed: 29 Nov 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42766. Mar 2022

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