Protestant Millennialism, Evangelicalism and Irish Society, 1790-2005

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This volume documents the evolution and impact of one of the most enduring sources and symbols of sectarian conflict in Ireland - Protestant millennialism. Its chapters chart the development of Irish evangelicalism from the 1798 rebellion to the end of the 'troubles', paying particular attention to its apocalyptic commitments. The volume explores new sources and offers new conclusions, setting a new research agenda and emphasizing the vitality of religious discourse in Irish ...

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Overview

This volume documents the evolution and impact of one of the most enduring sources and symbols of sectarian conflict in Ireland - Protestant millennialism. Its chapters chart the development of Irish evangelicalism from the 1798 rebellion to the end of the 'troubles', paying particular attention to its apocalyptic commitments. The volume explores new sources and offers new conclusions, setting a new research agenda and emphasizing the vitality of religious discourse in Irish studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230003491
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

CRAWFORD GRIBBEN is Lecturer in Renaissance Literature and Culture at the University of Manchester. ANDREW R. HOLMES is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Antichrist in Ireland: Protestant Millennialism and Irish Studies—C.Gribben
• Watchmen in Zion: Millennial Expectancy in Late Eighteenth-Century Ulster—M.Hill
• The Bible Gentry: Evangelical Religion, Aristocracy, and the New Moral Order in the Early Nineteenth Century—I.Whelan
• John Nelson Darby: Contexts and Perceptions—T.C.F.Stunt
• 'Come, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come!': The Writing and Thought of Edward Nangle, 1828-1862—T.J.Kelley
• Battle Plans and Battlegrounds: Protestant Mission Activity in the Dublin Slums, 1840s-1880s—J.Prunty
• The Uses and Interpretation of Prophecy in Irish Presbyterianism, 1850-1930—A.R.Holmes
• 'The Dreamy Mazes of Millenialism': William Graham and the Irish Presbyterian Mission to German Jews—N.M.Railton
• Unionism and the Eschatological 'Fate of Ulster', 1921-2005—P.Mitchel
• Conclusions

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