The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. The cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the 'long' 18th century when, so the 'official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as 'enthusiasm' has been less well examined. This volume endeavors to revise this 'official' story and to trace the influence of millenarian ideas in the science, politics, and everyday life of England and America in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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|Series:||International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées , #175|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of 1st ed. 2001|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; R.H. Popkin. Introduction; J.E. Force. Essay 1: The Appropriation of Joseph Mede. Millenarianism in the 1640s; S. Hutton. Essay 2: Britain and the Beast: The Apocalypse and the Seventeenth-Century Debate about the Creation of the British State; A.H. Williamson. Essay 3: A Whig Apocalypse: Millenarianism, Astrology, and Politics in the Restoration Crisis, 1678-1683; W. Burns. Essay 4: Boyle on Knowledge of Nature in the Afterlife; M.J. Osler. Essay 5: Robert Boyle, the Conversion of the Jews, and Millennial Expectations; J. Wojcik. Essay 6: The Virgin, the Dynamo, and Newton's Prophetic History; J.E. Force. Essay 7: 'The Mystery of This Restitution of All Things': Isaac Newton on the Return of the Jews; S. Snobelen. Essay 8: The Occult Bible: Hebraic Millenarianism in Eighteenth-Century England; D.S. Katz. Essay 9: David and Goliath: Jewish Conversion and Philosemitism in Late-Eighteenth-Century Millenarian Thought; J. Fruchman, Jr. Essay 10: Caveat Emptor: Pre- and Postmillennialism in the Late Reformation Period; R. Smolinski. Essay 11: The Eschatology of Everyday Things, England, 1600-1800; H. Schwartz. Index.