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Apocalypse and the millennium in the American Civil War era

Ben. Wright Ben Wright 1983-; Zachary W. Dresser 1983-

Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press 2013

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  • Title:
    Apocalypse and the millennium in the American Civil War era
  • Author: Ben. Wright
  • Ben Wright 1983-; Zachary W. Dresser 1983-
  • Subjects: Millennialism -- United States -- History -- 19th century; End of the world; Millennium (Eschatology); United States -- Religion -- 19th century; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects; Electronic books
  • Contents: Introduction / Ben Wright and Zachary W. Dresser -- The prophecy of Edmund Ruffin : anticipating the future of Civil War history / Jason Phillips -- Spirit politics : radical abolitionists and the dead end of spiritualism / Robert K. Nelson -- "This flattering millennium theory" : denominationalism against millennialism in James Fenimore Cooper's The crater / Ryan Cordell -- Millennialism and the Church of England's mission to fugitive slaves in Canada / Nina Reid-Maroney -- Colonization and the limits of antislavery in Upcountry South Carolina / Joseph Moore -- The great Indian pentecost : providential revisions, Indian evangelization, and the taking of the American West / Jennifer Graber -- Providence revised : the southern Presbyterian old school in the Civil War and Reconstruction / Zachary W. Dresser -- Emancipation and African American millennialism / Matthew Harper -- A sharecropper's millennium : land and the perils of forgiveness in post Civil War South Carolina / Scott Nesbit -- "Two divisions of the same great army" : ecclesiastical separation by race and the millennium / Charles F. Irons -- "To doubt this would be to doubt God" : Reconstruction and the decline of providential confidence / Edward J. Blum.
    In the Civil War era, Americans nearly unanimously accepted that humans battled in a cosmic contest between good and evil and that God was directing history toward its end. The concept of God's Providence and of millennialism -- Christian anticipations of the end of the world -- dominated religious thought in the nineteenth century. During the tumultuous years immediately prior to, during, and after the war, these ideas took on a greater importance as Americans struggled with the unprecedented destruction and promise of the period. Scholars of religion, literary critics, and especial
    Description based upon print version of record.
  • Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (270 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN0-8071-5193-9
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • NZ MMS ID: 9913741928802931

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