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God's Strange Work: William Miller and the End of the World

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"Calvinist Baptist preacher William Miller (1782-1849) was the first prominent American popularizer of using biblical prophecy to determine a specific and imminent time for Christ's return to earth. On October 22, 1844 - a day known as the Great Disappointment - he and his followers gave away their possessions, abandoned their work, donned white robes, and ascended to rooftops and hilltops to await a Second Coming that never actually came. Or so the story goes." "Reflecting Rowe's meticulous research throughout, God's Strange Work does more than tell one man's remarkable story. It encapsulates the broader history of American Christianity in the time period and sets the stage for many significant later developments: the founding of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the tenets of various well-known new religious movements, and even the enduring American fascination with end-times prophecy. Rowe rescues Miller from the fringes and places him where he rightly belongs - in the center of American religious history."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Whereby I might please God — The society of a superior class of men — How has he visited me in my nightly dreams — A feast of reason — Go and tell it to the world — My heart inclines more towards them — I am coming on — Our hearts are growing weary of thy so long delay.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802803801
Author:
Rowe, David L.
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Creator:
David L. Rowe
Author:
David L. Rowe
Subject:
History
Subject:
Adventists
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Miller, William
Subject:
Millerite movement -- History.
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Subject:
Christianity-Church History American
Series:
Library of Religious Biography
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
249
Dimensions:
8.90x5.90x.80 in. .85 lbs.

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Biography » General
Biography » Religious
Religion » Christianity » Miscellaneous Denominations
Religion » Christianity » Prophecy
Religion » Western Religions » General and Comparative Religion

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