The question “Did Samuel Lutz really write this” is ultimately not as useful as the question of how the prophecy of “Lutius Gratiano” came about, and what function it served for those who kept it in circulation.
Author: Jonathan Green
Making Sense of Prophecies (5): “Lutius Gratiano” in the 20th and 21st centuries
The prophecy of “Lutius Gratiano” has a missing link in its textual history.
Making Sense of Prophecies (4): The Origin of “Lutius Gratiano”
With early efforts to locate the text in mind, we can now reconstruct the origin of the prophecy of “Lutius Gratiano.”
Making Sense of Prophecies (3): Reconsidering “Lutius Gratiano”
In the prophecy of “Lutius Gratiano,” we have the unusual opportunity to observe the formation and development of a prophecy in some detail.
Making Sense of Prophecies (2): How to Read a Prophecy
Earlier scholarship has often understood the function of prophetic texts as providing information about the future.
Making Sense of Prophecies (1): Preliminaries
For several years, my academic research has focused on late medieval and early modern prophecies.
A plea for opacity
It’s the ecclesiology, stupid.
The hundred billion dollar question
The stakes in the 2024 election couldn’t be higher.
Ruf aus der Wüste 6: Appendix
Orson Hyde asks people to read his book. Or else.
Ruf aus der Wüste 5.5: Hyde’s police report
Orson Hyde might be protesting too much here.
Ruf aus der Wüste 5.4: Hyde on Illinois
For Hyde, Zion has been displaced, but not deferred.
Paid clergy isn’t priestcraft
But I’m still glad we don’t have one.
Ruf aus der Wüste 5.3: Hyde on Missouri
The experience of persecution in Missouri was not just recent history. For Hyde, it was the literal fulfillment of prophecy about the last days.
We did okay
If you survey the damage left by Donald Trump and Covid-19 in our neighborhood of the American religious landscape, a sigh of relief is warranted.
Ruf aus der Wüste 5.2: Hyde on wealth
Orson Hyde, socialist?
Ruf aus der Wüste 5.1: Hyde on the end time
Hyde touches on his own life and perspective for the first time.
Home MTC is good
At some point in the near future, the Missionary Training Center will likely reopen fully, and in some ways that’s unfortunate, because home MTC is good.
Ruf aus der Wüste 4.15-16: Hyde on washing of feet
I think this is more about foot washing than I’ve ever read anywhere before.
Translating the faith healer
Was I comfortable with the topic? the prospective client on the other end of the video call wanted to know.
Ruf aus der Wüste 4.13-14: Hyde on the Sabbath
Article 13 On prayer and on the manner of worship. Prayer is one of the primary obligations of the Christian, and he is reliant on it for any consideration that might stir his ambition or instill it in him, for it is just as necessary for his growth and thriving as rain is for the fields.