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Protestant Communalism in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1650–1850

1st ed. 2016. Buch. xiii, 230 S.: 12 s/w-Abbildungen, Bibliographien. Hardcover
Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978-1-137-48486-4
Format (B x L): 14,8 x 21 cm
Gewicht: 447 g
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This book explores the trans-Atlantic history of Protestant traditions of communalism – communities of shared property.

The sixteenth-century Reformation may have destroyed monasticism in northern Europe, but Protestant Christianity has not always denied common property. Between 1650 and 1850, a range of Protestant groups adopted communal goods, frequently after crossing the Atlantic to North America: the Ephrata community, the Shakers, the Harmony Society, the Community of True Inspiration, and others. Early Mormonism also developed with a communal dimension, challenging its surrounding Protestant culture of individualism and the free market. In a series of focussed and survey studies, this book recovers the trans-Atlantic networks and narratives, ideas and influences, which shaped Protestant communalism across two centuries of early modernity.
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First book to correct a widespread judgement that communalism in Protestantism had a specifically American focus in between 1650 – 1850. The book widens this outlook to demonstrate the trans-Atlantic reality of such communalism Appeals to a broad range of scholars, including those working in 19th, 18th and 17th century Christianity and religion, theology and social history Written by a very experienced and recognisable group of high-quality contributors who are well known in the academic community
Herausgegeben von: link iconPhilip Lockley