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God's Strange Work: William Miller and the End of the World (David L Rowe) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2008) 9780802803801
God's Strange Work: William Miller and the End of the World (David L Rowe) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2008) 9780802803801
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Title: God's Strange Work: William Miller and the End of the World

Author: Rowe, David L

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2008

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802803801

Volumes: 1; Pages: 271

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Calvinist Baptist preacher William Miller (1782-1849) is one of the most intriguing figures in nineteenth-century American history. David L. Rowe brings his story to life in God's Strange Work.Miller was the first prominent American popularizer of using biblical prophecy to determine a specific and imminent time for Christ's return to earth. He and his followers gave away their possessions, abandoned jobs, donned white robes, and ascended to rooftops and hilltops on a specific day in 1844 to await a Second Coming that never came. Or so the story goes. Rowe argues here that Miller was actually a much more mainstream, even typical figure of his time than he is usually considered.Reflecting David Rowe's meticulous research throughout, God's Strange Work does more than tell one man's remarkable story. It encapsulates the broader history of American Christianity in the time period and sets the stage for many significant later developments the founding of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the tenets of various well-known cults, and even the fascination with end-times prophecy that has led to the Left Behind series. Rowe rescues Miller from the fringes and places him where he rightly belongs squarely in the center of American religious history.Table of Contents Foreword, by Mark NollA Note on Quotations and CitationsIntroduction1. Whereby I Might Please God2. The Society of a Superior Class of Men3. How Has He Visited Me in My Nightly Dreams4. A Feast of Reason5. Go and Tell It to the World6. My Heart Inclines More towards Them7. I Am Coming On ... 8. Our Hearts Are Growing Weary of Thy So Long DelayEpilogue: This Work, This Strange WorkBibliographyIndex
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