Daniel Warner and the Paradox of Religious Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America

Daniel Warner and the Paradox of Religious Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America

by Thomas A. Fudge
     
 

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Fudge (history, U. of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand) situates the story of preacher Daniel Warner and the Church of God movement within the larger narrative of 19th-century American Protestantism, focusing less on Warner himself than on the tensions involved in the struggle between history and the myths that religious movements often create around their founders. In particular, the study addresses the paradoxical development of religious democracy alongside the emergence of religious leaders who felt they represented divine truth and who used democratic principles to advance their own vision of God's kingdom. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780773482494
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Studies in American Religion
Pages:
404

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