"Come Out of Babylon": A Study of Millerite Separatism and Denominationalism, 1840-1865
When William Miller began preaching Christ's return to earth 'about 1843' to judge and to establish his kingdom he had no intention of founding another religious denomination. Instead, he and his colleagues and followers hoped to work among and through existing churches. Yet a group of new denominations was the final result. This study is an attempt to discover the forces at work, the problems encountered, and solutions found in the transformation of Millerism from an unsectarian movement into an ecclesiastical organization ...
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