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Published: 29 November 2012

320 Pages | 4 maps


ISBN: 9780199663873

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Visionary Religion and Radicalism in Early Industrial England

From Southcott to Socialism

Philip Lockley

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Narrates a new history of an understudied modern religious sect based on many previously unknown sources.
  • Challenges influential readings of popular religion and politics in its period, most notably E.P. Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class.
  • Revises existing social and gender histories of millenarianism.
  • Contributes to recent scholarly debates over agency and religion.
  • Demonstrates a new heuristic framework for differentiating between millennial beliefs.

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