Andrew Fuller and the millennium

Journal for the History of Reformed Pietism

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Title Andrew Fuller and the millennium
 
Creator Gribben, Crawford
 
Subject Early Modern History
Early Modern History
 
Description When, just a few years before his death, the English Baptist minister Andrew Fuller preached the sermons which were posthumously published as Expository discourses on the Apocalypse (1815), he was contributing to an exegetical debate with long antecedents and which had been renewed with great intensity in the aftermath of the protestant reformation.[1] This debate focused on the proper interpretation of Revelation 20:1-10, which appeared to many believers to predict that a period of one thousand years would follow or be followed by the second coming of Jesus Christ, and to suggest that in this period the church would enjoy unusual blessings. After several centuries of enthusiastic patristic discussion, the debate had been closed down by a series of church councils and by the interpretive finality provided by Augustine’s City of God (425), which suggested that the contested passage should be read metaphorically as referring to the entire period of Christian history from the incarnation to the second coming of Jesus Christ.[1] For a general history of this tradition, see Crawford Gribben, Evangelical millennialism in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500-2000 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
 
Publisher Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University
 
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Date 2020-10-13
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://jestudies.yale.edu/index.php/journal/article/view/457
 
Source Online Journal; Vol 10, No 2 (2020): Special Issue; 180-192
2159-6875
2159-6875
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://jestudies.yale.edu/index.php/journal/article/view/457/301
 
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