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The Public Universal Friend : Jemima Wilkinson and religious enthusiasm in revolutionary America, Paul B. Moyer

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The Public Universal Friend : Jemima Wilkinson and religious enthusiasm in revolutionary America
Title
The Public Universal Friend
Title remainder
Jemima Wilkinson and religious enthusiasm in revolutionary America
Statement of responsibility
Paul B. Moyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Public Universal Friend, Paul B. Moyer tells the story of Wilkinson and her remarkable church, the Society of Universal Friends. Wilkinson's message was a simple one: humankind stood on the brink of the Apocalypse, but salvation was available to all who accepted God's grace and the authority of his prophet: the Public Universal Friend. Wilkinson preached widely in southern New England and Pennsylvania, attracted hundreds of devoted followers, formed them into a religious sect, and, by the late 1780s, had led her converts to the backcountry of the newly formed United States, where they established a religious community near present-day Penn Yan, New York. Even this remote spot did not provide a safe haven for Wilkinson and her followers as they awaited the Millennium. Disputes from within and without dogged the sect, and many disciples drifted away or turned against the Friend. After Wilkinson's "second" and final death in 1819, the Society rapidly fell into decline and, by the mid-nineteenth century, ceased to exist. The prophet's ministry spanned the American Revolution and shaped the nation's religious landscape during the unquiet interlude between the first and second Great Awakenings."--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moyer, Paul Benjamin
Dewey number
289.9
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilkinson, Jemima
  • Wilkinson, Jemima
  • Women religious leaders
  • Women evangelists
  • Women and religion
  • United States
Label
The Public Universal Friend : Jemima Wilkinson and religious enthusiasm in revolutionary America, Paul B. Moyer
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Genesis -- Numbers -- Revelation -- Chronicles -- Exodus -- Acts -- Judges
Control code
ocn919921421
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501701450
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919921421
Label
The Public Universal Friend : Jemima Wilkinson and religious enthusiasm in revolutionary America, Paul B. Moyer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Genesis -- Numbers -- Revelation -- Chronicles -- Exodus -- Acts -- Judges
Control code
ocn919921421
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501701450
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919921421

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