Protestant Communalism in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1650–1850 (Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World)

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Posthumanist Reflections

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This innovative study reassesses Primo Levi’s Holocaust memoirs in light of the post-humanist theories of Adorno, Levinas, Lyotard, and Foucault and finds causal links between certain Enlightenment ideas and the Nazi genocide.

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.

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Weight 323.00 g
Dimensions 148.08 × 13.21 × 210.06 mm


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Philip Lockley


Palgrave Macmillan

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Nov 29, 2018

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