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Doomsayers : Anglo-American prophecy in the age of Revolution

Author: Susan Juster
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2006.
Series: Early American studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the staged debates over religious enthusiasm to the earnest offerings of ordinary men and women to speak to and for God, Doomsayers shows that the contest between prophets and their critics for the allegiance of the reading public was part of a broader recalibration of the norms and values of civic discourse in the age of revolution. --From publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Juster
ISBN: 0812219511 9780812219517
OCLC Number: 64962662
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The making of a prophet --
Varieties of prophecy : fortune-tellers, visionists, and millenarians --
Body and soul : the epistemology of revelation --
Millenarian politics : language and the public sphere --
A rogue's gallery : Richard Brothers and Nimrod Hughes --
Women of revelation : Jemima Wilkinson and Joanna Southcott.
Series Title: Early American studies.
Responsibility: Susan Juster.

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