World Without End Book Details:
Author : James H. Moorhead
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 1999
ISBN-13 : 9780253335807
Page : 241 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 from 807 voters
In the nineteenth century, many American Protestants expected almost limitless, orderly progress as Christianity and democracy spread and as technology and prosperity increased. Yet they also believed that, many centuries hence, after progress had run its course, the Second Coming of Jesus and a supernatural End to the world would occur. If these Protestants had one foot in the world of steamships and the telegraph, the other remained firmly planted in the cosmos of the Apocalype--a universe where angels poured out vials of wrath, where the dead would rise again, and where the wicked would be cast forever into a lake of burning fire.