Chapter

The Crisis of the Nation

Christopher Z. Hobson

in The Mount of Vision

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895861
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980109 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895861.003.0003
The Crisis of the Nation

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Prophetic thinkers disputed whether the nation could ever overcome its sin of oppression. These differences affected agendas for change and debates over emigration. The majority, reflecting redemptive strands in biblical prophecy, foresaw a bright if distant future within the United States and oriented their congregants to a generations-long struggle for equality.

Keywords: AME Church; anathema; Canaan; Civil War; colonization; David Walker; emigration; Ezekielite; Free African society; Henry McNeal Turner; integrationism; jeremiad; Jeremian; our tears and our blood; pastoral ministry; prophetic warning; Reconstruction; Richard Allen; “turning,” wilderness; William J. Simmons

Chapter.  17264 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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