Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture : Volume III: The Millenarian Turn: Millenarian Contexts of Science, Politics and Everyday Anglo-American Life in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

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The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. The cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the `long' 18th century when, so the `official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as `enthusiasm' has been less well examined. This volume endeavors to revise this `official' story and to trace the influence of millenarian ideas in the science, politics, and everyday life of England and America in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 149.9 x 238.8 x 20.3mm | 317.52g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XXV, 198 p.
  • 0792368487
  • 9780792368489
  • 2,329,034

Table of contents

Preface; R.H. Popkin. Introduction; J.E. Force. Essay 1: The Appropriation of Joseph Mede. Millenarianism in the 1640s; S. Hutton. Essay 2: Britain and the Beast: The Apocalypse and the Seventeenth-Century Debate about the Creation of the British State; A.H. Williamson. Essay 3: A Whig Apocalypse: Millenarianism, Astrology, and Politics in the Restoration Crisis, 1678-1683; W. Burns. Essay 4: Boyle on Knowledge of Nature in the Afterlife; M.J. Osler. Essay 5: Robert Boyle, the Conversion of the Jews, and Millennial Expectations; J. Wojcik. Essay 6: The Virgin, the Dynamo, and Newton's Prophetic History; J.E. Force. Essay 7: `The Mystery of This Restitution of All Things': Isaac Newton on the Return of the Jews; S. Snobelen. Essay 8: The Occult Bible: Hebraic Millenarianism in Eighteenth-Century England; D.S. Katz. Essay 9: David and Goliath: Jewish Conversion and Philosemitism in Late-Eighteenth-Century Millenarian Thought; J. Fruchman, Jr. Essay 10: Caveat Emptor: Pre- and Postmillennialism in the Late Reformation Period; R. Smolinski. Essay 11: The Eschatology of Everyday Things, England, 1600-1800; H. Schwartz. Index.
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