Exile and Kingdom: History and Apocalypse in the Puritan Migration to Americaby Avihu Zakai
Pub. Date: 10/28/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
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- 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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