By Ben Wright,Zachary W. Dresser,Mark A. Noll,Jason Phillips,Robert Nelson,Ryan Cordell ; Nina Reid-Maroney ; Joseph Moore ; Jennifer Graber ; Scott Nesbit ; Charles Irons ; Edward J. Blum ; Matthew Harper ;
In the Civil conflict period, american citizens approximately unanimously permitted that people battled in a cosmic contest among strong and evil and that God used to be directing heritage towards its finish. the concept that of God's windfall and of millennialism -- Christian anticipations of the top of the realm -- ruled non secular inspiration within the 19th century. throughout the tumultuous years instantly ahead of, in the course of, and after the battle, those principles took on a better value as americans struggled with the remarkable destruction and promise of the interval.
Scholars of faith, literary critics, and particularly historians have stated the presence of apocalyptic idea within the period, yet earlier, few reports have taken the subject as their relevant concentration or tested it from the antebellum interval via Reconstruction. by means of doing so, the essays in Apocalypse and the Millennium within the American Civil struggle period spotlight the varied ways that ideals concerning the finish occasions inspired nineteenth-century American lives, together with reform tradition, the hunt for which means amid the rigors of conflict, and the social transformation wrought by way of emancipation. Millennial zeal infused the exertions of reformers and defined their successes and screw ups as growth towards an approaching nation of God. women and men within the North and South seemed to windfall to provide an explanation for the explanations and results of either victory and defeat, and americans, black and white, skilled the surprise waves of emancipation as both a long-prophesied jubilee or a vengeful punishment. faith fostered department in addition to union, the essays recommend, yet whereas the kingdom tore itself aside and tentatively stitched itself again jointly, american citizens persevered seeking to divine intervention to make that means of the nationwide apocalypse.
Contributors:Edward J. BlumRyan CordellZachary W. DresserJennifer GraberMatthew HarperCharles F. IronsJoseph MooreRobert okay. NelsonScott Nesbit Jason PhillipsNina Reid-MaroneyBen Wright
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Apocalypse and the Millennium in the American Civil War Era (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) by Ben Wright,Zachary W. Dresser,Mark A. Noll,Jason Phillips,Robert Nelson,Ryan Cordell ; Nina Reid-Maroney ; Joseph Moore ; Jennifer Graber ; Scott Nesbit ; Charles Irons ; Edward J. Blum ; Matthew Harper ;