Exile and Kingdom: History and Apocalypse in the Puritan Migration to America

Exile and Kingdom: History and Apocalypse in the Puritan Migration to America

by Avihu Zakai
     
 

By analyzing the ideological origins of the Puritan migration to America, the author shows how Puritans believed that their removal to New England fulfilled prophetic apocalyptic and eschatological visions. Based on a close reading of Puritan texts, the book explains how Puritans interpreted their migration as a prophetic revelatory event in the context of a sacred,… See more details below

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By analyzing the ideological origins of the Puritan migration to America, the author shows how Puritans believed that their removal to New England fulfilled prophetic apocalyptic and eschatological visions. Based on a close reading of Puritan texts, the book explains how Puritans interpreted their migration as a prophetic revelatory event in the context of a sacred, ecclesiastical history, and why they considered it as the climax of the history of salvation and redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521403818
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The creation of sacred time; 2. The creation of sacred space I; 3. The creation of sacred space II; 4. The creation of sacred space III; 5. The creation of sacred errand; 6. The creation of a sacred Christian society; 7. The creation of a holy Christian commonwealth; Index.

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