New Jerusalem


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New Jerusalem

n.
1. Christianity The final dwelling place of souls redeemed by Jesus.
2. An ideal community on earth.

New Jerusalem

n
(Theology) heaven regarded as the prototype of the earthly Jerusalem; the heavenly city

New′ Jeru′salem


n.
the abode of God and His saints; heaven.
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In requiring the proletariat to carry out such a system, and thereby to march straightway into the social New Jerusalem, it but requires in reality, that the proletariat should remain within the bounds of existing society, but should cast away all its hateful ideas concerning the bourgeoisie.
They still dream of experimental realisation of their social Utopias, of founding isolated "phalansteres," of establishing "Home Colonies," of setting up a "Little Icaria" -- duodecimo editions of the New Jerusalem -- and to realise all these castles in the air, they are compelled to appeal to the feelings and purses of the bourgeois.
And saintly men, who walk with God on earth, would fain be away, to walk with him on the golden pavements of the New Jerusalem.
She was getting away from Tipton and Freshitt, and her own sad liability to tread in the wrong places on her way to the New Jerusalem.
Little woman, I'd gamble all the way from Creation to the Day of Judgment; I'd gamble a golden harp against another man's halo; I'd toss for pennies on the front steps of the New Jerusalem or set up a faro layout just outside the Pearly Gates; but I'll be everlastingly damned if I'll gamble on love.
Taintless and wonderful it seemed, like a street of pearl in the new Jerusalem.
In fact, all have equal rights with me--and /vive la guerre eternelle/--till the New Jerusalem, of course
The prophet that thought the splendors of the New Jerusalem were revealed to him, surely saw this instead
To Lucas, the religious zealot, the co-operative commonwealth was the New Jerusalem, the kingdom of Heaven, which is "within you.
The rapture of the Moravian and Quietist; the opening of the internal sense of the Word, in the language of the New Jerusalem Church; the revival of the Calvinistic churches; the experiences of the Methodists, are varying forms of that shudder of awe and delight with which the individual soul always mingles with the universal soul.
He was only a week away from standing trial over allegations of attacking worshippers at the New Jerusalem Apostolic Church in Aston, Birmingham.
Three congregation New Jerusalem Church during Around the But Phillip Bradley, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, confirmed yesterday morning that he had died.