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Protestant Communalism in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1650-1850 (Hardcover) (Philip (EDT) Lockley)

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This book explores the trans-Atlantic history of Protestant traditions of communalism – communities of shared property.

The sixteenth-century Reformation may have destroyed monasticism in northern Europe, but Protestant Christianity has not always denied common property. Between 1650 and 1850, a range of Protestant groups adopted communal goods, frequently after crossing the Atlantic to North America: the Ephrata community, the Shakers, the Harmony Society, the Community of True Inspiration, and others. Early Mormonism also developed with a communal dimension, challenging its surrounding Protestant culture of individualism and the free market. In a series of focussed and survey studies, this book recovers the trans-Atlantic networks and narratives, ideas and influences, which shaped Protestant communalism across two centuries of early modernity.


Number of Pages: 230
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Americas (North + Central + South + West Indies), Europe / General
Series Title: Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World 1500-1800
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Philip (EDT) Lockley
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2016
TCIN: 51157821
UPC: 9781137484864
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-6933
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