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

ISBN-10: 0802803806
ISBN-13: 9780802803801
Edition: 2008
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Description: "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  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/20/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

"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.

David L. Rowe (M.S., Ph.D., M.Div.) is a professor and the dean of spiritual life at Salt Lake Theological Seminary. He teaches courses in homiletics and communication, spiritual formation, cross-cultural ministry, worship theology, and biblical studies. He lives in Utah.

Mark A. Noll is McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is author or editor of 35 books, including the award-winning America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln.

Foreword
A Note on Quotations and Citations
Introduction
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
Epilogue: This Work, This Strange Work
Bibliography
Index

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