God's Strange Work

God's Strange Work

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Calvinist Baptist preacher William Miller (1782-1849) was the first prominent American popularizer of using biblical prophecy to determine a specific and imminent time for Christ's return to earth. On October 22, 1844 - a day known as the Great Disappointment - he and his followers gave away their possessions, abandoned their work, donned white robes, and ascended to rooftops and hilltops to await a Second Coming that never actually came. Or so the story goes. Reflecting 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 new religious movements, and even the enduring American fascination with end-times prophecy. Rowe rescues Miller from the fringes and places him where he rightly belongs - in the center of American religious history.To that end Himes advertised in the Advent Herald asking people to send in letters or copies of letters Miller had written to ... She (or the children) sent her husbanda#39;s poems, acrostics, essays, and drafts of early speeches delivered before theanbsp;...


Title:God's Strange Work
Author: David L. Rowe
Publisher:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 2008-08-20
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