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The Resource Heaven on Earth : reimagining time and eternity in nineteenth-century British evangelicalism, Martin Spence ; foreword by David W. Bebbington

Heaven on Earth : reimagining time and eternity in nineteenth-century British evangelicalism, Martin Spence ; foreword by David W. Bebbington

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Heaven on Earth : reimagining time and eternity in nineteenth-century British evangelicalism
Title
Heaven on Earth
Title remainder
reimagining time and eternity in nineteenth-century British evangelicalism
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Martin Spence ; foreword by David W. Bebbington
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Rechaimagining time and eternity in nineteenth-century British evangelicalism
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eng
Summary
"In nineteenth-century Britain, a large number of prominent Anglican and Presbyterian Evangelicals rejected the idea that salvation meant "going to heaven when you die." Instead, they proposed that God would establish his kingdom on earth, renewing the creation and reanimating embodied humans to live in a world of science and progress. This book introduces the writings and activities of these women and men, among whom were counted the ardent social reformer Lord Shaftesbury, the highly-respected clergyman Edward Bickersteth, the popular author Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna, and the General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance, Thomas Rawson Birks. The book shows that the catalyst for such theological revisionism was the end-times doctrine known as "premillennialism." While commonly characterized as a gloomy and sectarian belief, the book argues that premillennialism in Victorian Britain was actually an optimistic and often liberalizing creed. It dissolved older Evangelical assumptions about the dissimilarities between time and eternity, body and soul, heaven and earth. The book demonstrates that, far from being eccentric pessimists, premillennialists were actually pioneers of trends in nineteenth-century Christian theology that stressed the importance of the incarnation, prioritized social justice, and even entertained the idea of universal salvation." --
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1980-
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Spence, Martin
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index present
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BT819.5
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.S64 2015
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1949-
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Bebbington, David
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  • Eschatology
  • Millennium (Eschatology)
  • Evangelicalism
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Heaven on Earth : reimagining time and eternity in nineteenth-century British evangelicalism, Martin Spence ; foreword by David W. Bebbington
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-298) and index
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text
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Contents
Introduction -- Evangelicalism's eternal vision -- Eschatology and the evangelical imagination -- The romance of history -- The renewal of time and space -- Premillennialism and "the age of incarnation" -- Prophecy and policy -- The afterlife of mid-nineteenth-century evangelical eschatology
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908418071
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 307 pages
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9781620322598
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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(OCoLC)908418071
Label
Heaven on Earth : reimagining time and eternity in nineteenth-century British evangelicalism, Martin Spence ; foreword by David W. Bebbington
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Evangelicalism's eternal vision -- Eschatology and the evangelical imagination -- The romance of history -- The renewal of time and space -- Premillennialism and "the age of incarnation" -- Prophecy and policy -- The afterlife of mid-nineteenth-century evangelical eschatology
Control code
908418071
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 307 pages
Isbn
9781620322598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)908418071

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