Visionary Republic: Millennial Themes in American Thought, 1756-1800

Visionary Republic: Millennial Themes in American Thought, 1756-1800

by Ruth H. Bloch
     
 

This book sheds light on the role of religion in the American Revolution and surveys an important facet of the intellectual history of the early Republic.See more details below

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This book sheds light on the role of religion in the American Revolution and surveys an important facet of the intellectual history of the early Republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521357647
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The Development of a Millennial Tradition in Colonial America: 1. Millennialism and the origins of Anglo-American radicalism; 2. Colonial millennialism on the eve of the revolutionary crisis; Part II. The Rise and Decline of Millennialism in the Revolutionary Era: 3. Whig resistance and apocalyptical Manichaeanism; 4. The revolutionary millennialism of the 1770's; 5. Visions of progress and ruin in the critical period; Part III. The Eschatological Revival of the 1790's: 6. Exegesis; 7. Francophilic millennialism and partisan Republican ideology; 8. Biblical millennialism and radical Enlightened utopianism; 9. Francophobic reaction and evangelical activism; Notes; Index.

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