Item description for God's Government Begun: The Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform, 1842-1846 (Religion in North America) by Thomas D. Hamm...
Growing out of the most radical fringes of the abolitionist movement, the Society for Universal Inquiry and Reform set out to inaugurate a new social order based on the principles of nonresistance. The Society founded eight utopian communities which, though short-lived, were the setting for the most radical questioning of antebellum American society. The members of the Society renounced all forms of coercive relationships. They attempted to live without government or private property and to model new visions of work, education, religion, economics, women's rights and roles, and community. This book tells the story of their impassioned attempt to transform the world and begin the "Government of God."
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Studio: Indiana University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.31" Height: 0.99" Weight: 1.39 lbs.
Release Date Nov 22, 1995
Publisher Indiana University Press
ISBN 0253329035 ISBN13 9780253329035
Availability 0 units.
More About Thomas D. Hamm
Thomas D. Hamm is archivist for the Friends Collection and professor of history at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. This is his fourth book on Quakerism.
Thomas D. Hamm has an academic affiliation as follows - Earlham College.
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