Tuesday, December 20, 2016

1881 - VERY temporary post

Usual stuff. You may copy for your own use. Do not share. This is work in progress. It may change. Further research may show some of it unreliable. Comments are welcome. Footnotes deleted from this version for ease of posting.

Approach to Eighteen Eighty-One

The subject we consider in this chapter is much distorted without context. America with much of the Christian world was religious. Faith was serious business. If churches differed in doctrine, sometimes hated each other condemning others to a fiery Hell – Protestants listened to the Scripture’s prophetic voice. Historians who write about this period tend to focus on extremist and Adventist movements. But interest in prophecy was not limited to fringe movements. It was a main-stream phenomenon. Baptists of various stripe, Anglicans, Presbyterians and nearly everyone else had well defined interest in prophetic fulfillment. Some Catholic writers believed Christ’s return impended. In 1881, a French priest, Charles Arminjon, published a series of lectures predicting the near return of Jesus, translated into English and published at The End of the Present World, and the Mysteries of the Future Life.

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Anonymous said...

Incredibly well researched, most interesting, thank you!, says German Girl, always very interested

roberto said...

No secondary sources but careful reading and deep analysis of relevant original documents; Framing of the historical social and religious context not only in America, but also in other parts of the world; A clear presentation of the historical roots of doctrine and brief through the words of the protagonists; Relevant excerpts of original documents that allow the reader to immerse himself in the language and atmosphere of the period; Footnotes that allow the curious researcher to pursue the original sources.

If the fireworks leave you speechless, this book is a firework.

Donald Jacobs said...

Well I'd comment, but I missed it.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I missed it also. Would have liked to digest this. Would anyone who copied and pasted it like to share?