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Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era
by Ben Wright
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 ...more
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published November 4th 2013 by Louisiana State University Press
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For anyone interested in Adventist history this is a book that you want to add to your collection. As a collection of essays, with an introduction by Mark A. Noll, this book demonstrates how historians have been slow "to integrate the themes of providence, millennium, and apocalypse into their accounts of the conflict." Apocalyptic and millennial thinking dominated antebellum America, including how Americans shaped the conflict. The only thing this volume left me wanting was a chapter on Ellen ...more