Illusions of innocence: protestant primitivism in America, 1630 - 1875

Implicit in the rhetoric of American millennialism is the fundamental theme of recovery or restoration. Hughes and Allen show how the restoration perspective has worked in two important ways in American life: enshrining "first times" as a kind of transcendent norm that stands in judgment o...

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Main Authors: Hughes, Richard T. 1943-; Allen, Crawford L. (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Chicago u.a. University of Chicago Press 1988
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B USA / Protestantism / Primitivism / History 1630-1875
Further subjects:B Protestant churches United States History
B United States Church history
B Primitivism Religious aspects Christianity History
B Primitivism History
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Summary:Implicit in the rhetoric of American millennialism is the fundamental theme of recovery or restoration. Hughes and Allen show how the restoration perspective has worked in two important ways in American life: enshrining "first times" as a kind of transcendent norm that stands in judgment on the ambiguities of the present; and fully identifying a de .
Item Description:Bibliography: p. 233-287
ISBN:0226359174