Heaven Upon Earth: Joseph Mede (1586-1638) and the Legacy of Millenarianism

Heaven Upon Earth: Joseph Mede (1586-1638) and the Legacy of Millenarianism

by Jeffrey K. Jue

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ISBN-13: 9789048170982
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/19/2010
Series: International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des id?es , #194
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations.- Acknowledgements.- Illustration.- Introduction.- The History of British Apocalyptic Thought.- Joseph Mede and English Millenarianism.- Leading Questions.- Biography.- Joseph Mede: A Biography.- Early Years (1586-1602).- University Years (1602-1610).- Fellow at Christ's College (1610-1638).- The Scholar.- Correspondence.- Conclusion.- Joseph Mede in Context.- Crypto-papists, Anti-Calvinists and the Antichrist.- Millenarianism and the English Revolution.- Crypto-Papists.- Anti-Calvinists.- Antichrist.- Conclusion.- Joseph Mede and the Cambridge Platonists.- Mede and the Cambridge Platonists.- Co-Residents in Cambridge.- The Platonis Mede?- Theological Connections: Anti-Calvinists.- Theological Connections: The Doctrine of Justification.- Theological Connections: Theologia Naturalis.- Conclusion.- Protestant Irenicism and the Millennium: Mede and the Hartlib Circle.- Protestant Irenicism and the Millennium.- Dury, Hartlib and the Church of England.- The Leipzig Colloquy: The Standard for Irenicism.- Dury, Hartlib and Mede on Protestant Unification.- Irenicism and Millenarianism.- Conclusion.- The Roots of Mede’s Apocalyptic Thought.- The Origins of the Clavis Apocalyptica: A Millenarian Conversian.- The Origins of the Clavis Apocalyptica.- The Non-Millenarian Mede.- Dating The Apostacy of the Latter Times and Mede’s Conversion.- Synchronizing the Apocalypse: The Source for Mede’s Conversion.- Conclusion.- Millenarians, The Church Fathers and Jewish Rabbis.- Millenarians and the Church Fathers.- The Canonicity of the Apocalypse and Patristic Authority.- The First Resurrection.- The Nature of the Millennium.- The Conflagration and the Renovation of the World.- The Millennium and the Day of Judgment.- Conclusion.- An English Millenarian Legacy.-English Millenarianism.- Early Challenges to Millenarianism.- Challenges from Hugo Grotius, Henry Hammond and Richard Baxter.- Henry More and the Apocalypse.- Debating the Millennium: Thomas Beverley and Richard Baxter.- Drue Cressner and the ‘‘New Way’’.- Isaac Newton and William Whiston: A Continuing Legacy.- Conclusion: English Millenarianism Revised.- Colonial North America: The Puritan Errand Revised.- The Puritan Errand into the Wilderness.- The First Generation.- New England: Gog and Magog or New Jerusalem?- The National Conversion of the Jews.- Israel and Old Testament Hermeneutics.- Conclusion.- The Continental Millenarian Tradition.- The Continent.- Initial Contact: Ludovicus de Dieu and Daniel van Laren.- British Refugees: English Congregationalists and Scottish Presbyterians.- Anti-Millenarian Responses from the Dutch Universities.- The Dutch Legacy.- Conclusion.- Conclusion: Revising British Millenarianism.- Select Bibliography.- Index.

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