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Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era

Wright, Ben. (Author). Dresser, Zachary W. (Added Author). Phillips, Jason. (Added Author). Nelson, Robert. (Added Author). Cordell, Ryan (Added Author). Reid-Maroney, Nina. (Added Author). Moore, Joseph. (Added Author). Graber, Jennifer. (Added Author). Nesbit, Scott. (Added Author). Irons, Charles. (Added Author). Blum, Edward J. (Added Author). Harper, Matthew. (Added Author).

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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 especially histori

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  • ISBN: 9780807151938
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (270 p.)
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  • Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2013.

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Formatted Contents Note: 7 Providence Revised: The Southern Presbyterian Old School in the Civil War and Reconstruction8 Emancipation and African American Millennialism; 9 A Sharecropper's Millennium: Land and the Perils of Forgiveness in Post-Civil War South Carolina; 10 "Two Divisions of the Same Great Army": Ecclesiastical Separation by Race and the Millennium; 11 "To Doubt This Would Be to Doubt God": Reconstruction and the Decline of Providential Confidence; List of Contributors
Summary, etc.: 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 especially histori
Subject: United States -- Religion -- 19th century
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects
Millennium (Eschatology)
Millennialism -- United States -- History -- 19th century
End of the world
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