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 ;

ISBN-10: 0807151920

ISBN-13: 9780807151921

In the Civil struggle period, americans approximately unanimously approved that people battled in a cosmic contest among solid and evil and that God was once directing heritage towards its finish. the concept that of God's windfall and of millennialism -- Christian anticipations of the top of the area -- ruled non secular proposal within the 19th century. in the course of the tumultuous years instantly sooner than, in the course of, and after the warfare, those rules took on a better significance as americans struggled with the exceptional destruction and promise of the interval.

Scholars of faith, literary critics, and particularly historians have said the presence of apocalyptic notion within the period, yet in the past, few reviews have taken the subject as their critical concentration or tested it from the antebellum interval via Reconstruction. via doing so, the essays in Apocalypse and the Millennium within the American Civil struggle period spotlight the various ways that ideals concerning the finish instances prompted nineteenth-century American lives, together with reform tradition, the quest for that means amid the rigors of battle, and the social transformation wrought by means of emancipation. Millennial zeal infused the hard work of reformers and defined their successes and screw ups as growth towards an forthcoming state of God. women and men within the North and South regarded to windfall to provide an explanation for the motives 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 endured trying to divine intervention to make which means of the nationwide apocalypse.

Contributors:Edward J. BlumRyan CordellZachary W. DresserJennifer GraberMatthew HarperCharles F. IronsJoseph MooreRobert ok. NelsonScott Nesbit Jason PhillipsNina Reid-MaroneyBen Wright

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