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Puritans, the Millennium, and the Future of Israel

Peter Toon

Puritans, the Millennium, and the Future of Israel

Peter Toon

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Short description: An important study of the origins of post- and pre-millennialism in English theology. It reveals that many Puritans expected the imminent collapse of the Papacy, the restoration of the Jews, and the dawn of a period of glory for the Church.

- Publisher A collection of essays by several scholars, this book is an important study of the origins of post- and pre-millennialism in English theology. Initially, it is shown how the early Lutherans or reformers of the sixteenth century adopted the traditional Augustinian eschatology, a doctrine concerned with the end of the world or of humankind. It analyses how Luther paved the way for the interpretation of revelation not as heralding an apocalypse, but as an important historical and political event. For many Puritans this meant the collapse of the Papacy, the restoration of the Jews, and the dawn of a period of glory for the Church. This book traces the hopes and fears of Christians presented with the prophesised apocalypse, which was at this time felt to be imminent. It discusses the manner in which dogma was adapted to suit the interpretations of each religious sect, and the impact which historical events such as the thirty years war, exerted on these theologians. This is a clear discussi

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Short description: An important study of the origins of post- and pre-millennialism in English theology. It reveals that many Puritans expected the imminent collapse of the Papacy, the restoration of the Jews, and the dawn of a period of glory for the Church.
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A collection of essays by several scholars, this book is an important study of the origins of post- and pre-millennialism in English theology. Initially, it is shown how the early Lutherans or reformers of the sixteenth century adopted the traditional Augustinian eschatology, a doctrine concerned with the end of the world or of humankind. It analyses how Luther paved the way for the interpretation of revelation not as heralding an apocalypse, but as an important historical and political event. For many Puritans this meant the collapse of the Papacy, the restoration of the Jews, and the dawn of a period of glory for the Church. This book traces the hopes and fears of Christians presented with the prophesised apocalypse, which was at this time felt to be imminent. It discusses the manner in which dogma was adapted to suit the interpretations of each religious sect, and the impact which historical events such as the thirty years war, exerted on these theologians. This is a clear discussi
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Meet the Author

Peter Toon

Peter Toon (Ph.D., Oxford University) is rector of Christ Church, Biddulph Moor, Diocese of Lichfield, in the Church of England.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface I. Introduction. Peter Toon Ii. The Latter-day Glory. Peter Toon Iii. The Rebirth Of Millenarianism. R. G. Clouse Iv. Extreme Millenarianism. B. S. Capp V. Early Quaker Eschatology. T. L. Underwood Vi. Contemporary Criticism Of Millenarianism. A. R. Dallison Vii. The Question Of Jewish Immigration. Peter Toon Viii. Conclusion. Peter Toon Appendix

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  • Catalogue Code 232577
  • Product Code 0227171454
  • EAN 9780227171455
  • Pages 156
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher James Clarke & Co
  • Publication Date May 2003
  • Sales Rank #17800
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 10 mm
  • Weight 0.200kg

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