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作者 Akenson, Donald H., author
書名 Discovering the end of time : Irish Evangelicals in the age of Daniel O'Connell / Donald Harman Akenson
出版項 Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2016]
國際標準書號 9780773546790 (bound)
0773546790 (bound)
9780773598492 (ePDF)
9780773598508 (ePUB)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  BX4839 .A44 2016    在架上    30610020509683
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  BX4839 A313 2016    在架上    30530001319706
說明 538 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-522) and index
"Apocalyptic millennialism is embraced by the most powerful strands of evangelical Christianity. The followers of these groups believe in the physical return of Jesus to Earth in the Second Coming, the affirmation of a Rapture, a millennium of peace under the rule of Jesus and his saints, and, at last, final judgment and deep eternity. In Discovering the End of Time, Donald Akenson traces the primary vector of apocalyptic millennialism to a specific locale in southern Ireland in the 1820s and '30s. Surprisingly, these apocalyptic concepts--which many scholars associate with the poor, the ill-educated, and the desperate--were articulated most forcefully by a rich, well-educated band of elite Irish Protestants. Drawing a striking portrait of John Nelson Darby, the major figure in the evolution of evangelical dispensationalism, Akenson demonstrates Darby's formative influence on ideas that later came to have a foundational impact on American evangelicalism in general and on Christian fundamentalism in particular. Careful to emphasize that recognizing the origins of apocalyptic millennialism in no way implies a judgment on the validity of its constructs, Akenson draws on a deep knowledge of early nineteenth-century history and theology to deliver a powerful history of an Irish religious elite and a major intersection in the evolution of modern Christianity. Opening the door into an Ireland that was hiding in plain sight--to a culturally and financially rich community that centred on radical evangelicalism and, for many, the return to earth of Jesus and the apocalyptic reorganization of all human life--Discovering the End of Time tells a remarkable story, at once erudite, conversational, and humorous, and characterized by an impressive range and depth of research."-- Provided by publisher
Introduction -- Part I: God's Petrie Dish. Chapter One. Dalyland: The Shape of a Hidden Kingdom -- Chapter Two. The Fauna of Dalyland -- Chapter Three. John Nelson Darby Approaches Dalyland -- Part II: The Real World. Chapter Four. The Missing Years (1): 1819-1822 -- Chapter Five. The Missing Years (2): 1822-1825 -- Chapter Six. Everything Implodes, 1825-1829 -- Part III: Into Deep Eternity. Chapter Seven. Ecclesiology: Rebuilding the Fallen Jerusalem -- Chapter Eight. Eschatology: Lady Powerscourt Points to the Heavens -- Chapter Nine. The Drawing-Room Prophets, 1831-1832 -- Chapter Ten. Powerscourt 1833: Apogee or Syncline? -- Chapter Eleven. The End of the Irish Evangelicals' Big-House Tradition, 1834-1837
主題 Darby, J. N. (John Nelson), 1800-1882 -- Influence
Evangelicalism -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century
Protestants -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century
Millennialism -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century
Elite (Social sciences) -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century
Ireland -- Church history -- 19th century
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