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The Blessed Hope: Optimism and Apocalypticism in American History

November 17, 2018
10:40 am
- 11:55 am

Dudley H. Davis Center
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Please note: This talk is part of our Fall Conference 2018. You must have registered for the conference to attend this event.

Randall Balmer explains how, from the earliest days of American history, Protestants have disagreed about interpreting various prophetic passages in the Bible. Their interpretations have sometimes inspired great waves of social reform, and other times have spurred Protestants to seek the second coming of Jesus and the imminent end of history. These various interpretations have impacted the agendas for social reform, and continue to affect our current political climate.

Led by: Randall Balmer, Professor in the Arts and Sciences, Dartmouth College


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