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Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World

Prophecy and Eschatology in the Transatlantic World, 1550−1800

Editors: Crome, Andrew (Ed.)

  • Offers the latest research from a number of key scholars in the field that both synthesises existing research and provides important new insights in the fieldContributions come from an excellent interdisciplinary mix of scholars at various stages of their careers
  • An accessible and thorough overview of the cultural, religious and political impact of prophecy in the transatlantic world
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Prophecy and millennial speculation are often seen as having played a key role in early European engagements with the new world, from Columbus’s use of the predictions of Joachim of Fiore, to the puritan ‘Errand into the Wilderness’. Yet examinations of such ideas have sometimes presumed an overly simplistic application of these beliefs in the lives of those who held to them. This book explores the way in which prophecy and eschatological ideas influenced poets, politicians, theologians, and ordinary people in the Atlantic world from the sixteenth to the late eighteenth century. Chapters cover topics ranging from messianic claimants to the Portuguese crown to popular prophetic almanacs in eighteenth-century New England; from eschatological ideas in the poetry of George Herbert and Anne Bradstreet, to the prophetic speculation surrounding the Evangelical revivals. It highlights the ways in which prophecy and eschatology played a key role in the early modern Atlantic world.

About the authors

Andrew Crome is Lecturer in Early Modern History at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He researches English religious history, apocalypticism, and religion and contemporary popular culture. He is author of The Restoration of the Jews: Early Modern Hermeneutics, Eschatology, and National Identity in the Works of Thomas Brightman (2014).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Crome, Andrew

    Pages 1-32

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  • Between the New and the Old World: Iberian Prophecies and Imperial Projects in the Colonisation of the Early Modern Spanish and Portuguese Americas

    Lima, Luís Filipe Silvério

    Pages 33-64

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  • Left Behind: George Herbert, Eschatology, and the Stuart Atlantic, 1606–1634

    Kuhn, John

    Pages 65-81

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  • Bradstreet and Trans-Atlantic Non-Conformism in the American-Prophetic Mode

    Simon, Edward

    Pages 83-104

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  • Antichrists, and Rumours of Antichrists: Radical Prophecy in the trans-Atlantic World, 1640–1660

    Caughey, Chris

    Pages 105-126

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52055-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52054-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prophecy and Eschatology in the Transatlantic World, 1550−1800
Editors
  • Andrew Crome
Series Title
Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52055-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52055-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52054-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 302
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