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VIEWS Of The PROPHECIES And PROPHETIC CHRONOLOGY, Selected from Manuscripts of William Miller; With a Memoir of His Life.
Moses A. Dow,, Boston: 1841 - Foldout Chronological Chart of the World at front. Issue without portrait frontispiece. William Miller was a farmer in Low Hampton, New York, reluctantly turned Baptist preacher, who was a pivotal figure in the American Second Advent movement. Other key figures in this movement were Joshua V. Himes, the editor of the present volume, and Joseph Bates, a former sea captain.After careful study of the Biblical 2300 day prophecy found in the book of Daniel, Chapter 8, William Miller became convinced that the second coming of Christ would occur sometime in the year 1843, which reckoned by the Jewish calendar would end in April, 1844. Miller began speaking and writing about his conviction of the imminent return of Christ, relentlessly touring the country, speaking at tent meetings, in churches and homes. But he was always reluctant to set a specific date for the second coming, although strongly urged to do so by his followers. The spring of 1844 came and went. Many followers left the movement disappointed and embarrassed. Others returned to their Bibles for further study of the prophecies and calendars. Such study suggested a fall date for the Second Advent, and that of October 22, 1844 was propounded by Samuel Sheffield Snow. The Millerites, as the followers of this movement had come to be known, eager for a specific date, adopted this date with great zeal.Following the Great Disappointment of October 22, 1844, the Millerite movement splintered. Many of the disillusioned just faded away, returning as much as they could to their former lives. Other members stayed faithful, believing they had the date correct, just possibly not the event. These members would eventually help form the Advent Christian and Seventh-day Adventist churches. Light shelfwear. Period pos of "Mrs Anna E Corey" to ffep. Ex-lib, with t.p. circular blind-stamp, 'Deaccessioned' stamp to copyright page, and bookplate to rear paste-down. Some foxing. Page 37 with pencil marginalia. Very Good. Original publisher's vertically-ribbed brown cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & boards stamped in blind. 12mo, signed in 6s. 6-11/16" x 4-1/4". 1st edition (American Imprints 41-3534). v, [1], [7] - 252 pp. Without the 4 pp Supplement: "Exposition of Miller's chart . ", sometimes found at the end of the volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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