The Apocalypse and Social Progress
Lecture no. 21 from the course: The Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History
Taught by Professor Craig R. Koester | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
In the 18th and early 19th centuries, many Americans believed that Revelation outlined a progressive social destiny pointing to the great millennial age of peace on Earth. Meet leaders in this movement, including Jonathan Edwards, Charles Finney, and Julia Ward Howe, who wrote "Battle Hymn of the Republic."