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Judging the nation: evangelicals and divine retribution, 1817-1861

Wolffe, John (2004). Judging the nation: evangelicals and divine retribution, 1817-1861. In: Cooper, Kate and Gregory, Jeremy eds. Retribution, Repentance and Reconciliation. Studies in Church History (40). Woodbridge: Ecclesiastical History Society, pp. 291–300.

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[About the book]: Though Jesus's teachings emphasized forgiveness, the themes of retribution and judgement have nonetheless played a significant role in Christian thought from the earliest times. It is in the struggle of ancient, medieval, and modern Churches to establish effective ritual and other strategies for re-uniting divided communities - to give full expression to ideals of repentance and reconciliation - that the present volume finds its theme, of interest for all periods of Christianity's history.

It brings together recent schoarship on how the Christian Churches haave dealt with social tensions within and beyond their boundaries, from ancient Rome to twentieth-century South Africa.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2004 Ecclesiastical History Society
ISBN: 0-9529733-9-1, 978-0-9529733-9-3
ISSN: 0424-2084
Extra Information: Papers read at the 2002 Summer Meeting and the 2003 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society.
Keywords: repentence; retribution; reconciliation; history of doctrines
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 22071
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2010 11:06
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:40
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