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World Without End : Mainstream American Protestant Visions of the Last Things, 1880-1925 - James H. Moorhead

World Without End

Mainstream American Protestant Visions of the Last Things, 1880-1925

Hardcover Published: 22nd October 1999
ISBN: 9780253335807
Number Of Pages: 272

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"In this compelling intellectual and social history, Moorhead argues that for mainline Protestants in the late 19th century, time became endless, human-directed and without urgency.... Moorhead offers some brilliant observations about the legacy of postmillennialism and the human need for a definitive eschaton." -- Publishers Weekly

In the 19th century American Protestants firmly believed that when progress had run its course, there would be a Second Coming of Christ, the world would come to a supernatural End, and the predictions in the Apocalypse would come to pass. During the years covered in James Moorhead's study, however, moderate and liberal mainstream Protestants transformed this postmillennialism into a hope that this world would be the scene for limitless spiritual improvement and temporal progress. The sense of an End vanished with the arrival of the new millennium.

Forewordp. IX
Prefacep. XI
Acknowledgmentsp. XXI
Introduction: The Postmillennial Tradition, 1800-1880p. 1
Prophecy, the Bible, and Millennialismp. 19
Millennial Dreams and Other Last Thingsp. 48
"A Summary Court in Perpetual Session"p. 77
A Kingdom "as Wide as the Earth Itself"p. 97
The Kingdom of God and the Efficiency Engineerp. 124
Efficiency and the Kingdom in a World at Warp. 147
The Fundamentalist Controversy and Beyondp. 170
Epiloguep. 197
Notesp. 203
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780253335807
ISBN-10: 0253335809
Series: Religion in North America
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 22nd October 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.59