End Times Sale

Crawford Gribben’s Evangelical Millenialism in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500-2000 is available from Palgrave for 50% off.

This book offers the first complete overview of the intellectual history of one of the most significant contemporary cultural trends. In the early seventeenth century, European evangelicals recovered those expectations of an earthly golden age that had been deemed heretical by medieval and reformation theologians. Throughout early modernity, and across the spectrum of evangelical belief, these millennial expectations were deployed to mount a series of radical critiques of church and wider culture. In modernity, these expectations were appropriated by religious and cultural conservatives, who found in millennial theology the framework of their hostility to an unbelieving world and a rationale for their critical engagement with it – a critical engagement that ranged from an attempt at the wholesale reconstruction of a Christian society to an expectation of its imminent and catastrophic demise. This account guides readers into the origins, evolution, and revolutionary potential of evangelical millennialism in the trans-Atlantic world.

Here is a form to use: Evangelical Millennialism in the Trans-Atlantic World 1500-2000.

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9 thoughts on “End Times Sale

  1. Your link to a form circles back to OL. Am I being dense or does it need a tweak?

    This looks interesting. Anyone read it, or read other works by Gribbens?

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  2. Well, that’s a relatively good deal but not enough for me to take the dive. Textbook prices are just brutal. I guess the prices are market driven but it’s not my market.

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  3. I have a review of this in a recent edition of Irish Historical Studies (2011). Best text-book if you are wanting to teach a course on millennialism, though if it was published as a paperback the students might be able to afford it. The bit about the battle of Armageddon taking place in Armagh is the highlight of the book.

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  4. One of the best articles in Hart’s P&R Dictionary is on the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy written by Marsden & Longfield. At the end of that article there is a bibliography that lists seven books, all of which I have purchased:

    “Controversy in the Twenties: Fundamentalism, Modernism and Evolution” by W.B. Gatewood

    “Defending the Faith: J. Gresham Machen and the Crisis of Conservative Protestantism in Modern America” by D.G. Hart

    “The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism” by W.R. Hutchison

    “The Presbyterian Controversy: Fundamentalists, Modernists, and Moderates” by B.J. Longfield

    “Fundamentalism and American Culture: The Shaping of Twentieth Century Evangelicalism, 1870-1925” by G.M. Marsden

    “The Roots of Fundamentalism: British and American Millenarianism, 1800-1930″ by E.R. Sandeen”

    “The Divided Mind of Protestant America, 1880-1930” by F.M. Szasz

    I might buy Gribben if I ever get Sandeen read.

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  5. The Culture War at Its Finest:

    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/viewart/20130721/NEWS/307210053/Sioux-City-pastor-upset-with-rights-panel-member?Frontpage

    Sioux City Pastor Upset With Rights Panel Member

    SIOUX CITY, IA. — A Sioux City pastor is demanding the removal of a newly appointed member of the city’s Human Rights Commission, saying the man made threatening comments to him online nearly three years ago.

    The Rev. Cary Gordon, pastor of Cornerstone World Outreach, has told Sioux City City Council members that he felt threatened by comments newly appointed commission member Scott Raasch wrote on Gordon’s Facebook page in December 2010.

    In one comment, Raasch said he thinks “there are many people that deserve to burn in hell, including you and your entire family.”

    Raasch acknowledges posting the remarks.

    Raasch, who is gay, said he was angry about Gordon’s role in urging voters to remove three Iowa Supreme Court justices, citing their ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in the state. He apologized for causing Gordon or his family any stress.

    “I feel badly about this,” he said. “I don’t want to get off to a bad start. I think I can do a good job on this commission.”

    Gordon said he did not report Raasch’s remarks to police because he believed it would be a waste of time.

    Councilwoman Rhonda Capron defended Raasch’s appointment.

    “This was three years ago and all of a sudden Pastor Gordon makes a point of it now?” she said Friday. “He just doesn’t want Scott on the commission.”

    Councilman Tom Padgett agreed, but Councilman John Fitch said he would like Raasch to resign or be removed from the commission.

    Mayor Bob Scott said he wants to discuss the matter with his fellow council members.

    The rights group hasn’t met since Raasch was appointed.

    Its annual joint meeting with the City Council is July 31. Its next regular meeting is Aug. 2.

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