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Doomsayers : Anglo-American Prophecy in the Age of Revolution

Author: Susan Juster
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2003] ©2003
Series: Early American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Juster, Susan.
Doomsayers.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002043044
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Juster
ISBN: 9780812202380 0812202384 9780812237320 0812237323
OCLC Number: 979576335
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface --
Introduction --
1 The Making of a Prophet --
2 Varieties of Prophecy: Fortune- Tellers, Visionists, and Millenarians --
3 Body and Soul: The Epistemology of Revelation --
4 Millenarian. Politics: Language and the Public Sphere --
5 A Rogues' Gallery: Richard Brothers and Nimrod Hughes --
6 Women of Revelation: Jemima Wilkinson and Joanna Southcott --
Epilogue --
Index.
Series Title: Early American studies.
Responsibility: Susan Juster.
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