Blood from the Sky: Miracles and Politics in the Early American Republic (Jeffersonian America)

Blood from the Sky Miracles and Politics in the Early American Republic Jeffersonian America In the decades following the Revolution the supernatural exploded across the American landscape fabulous reports of healings exorcisms magic and angels crossed the nation Under First Amendment pro

  • Title: Blood from the Sky: Miracles and Politics in the Early American Republic (Jeffersonian America)
  • Author: Adam Jortner
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  • Page: 476
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  • In the decades following the Revolution, the supernatural exploded across the American landscape fabulous reports of healings, exorcisms, magic, and angels crossed the nation Under First Amendment protections, new sects based on such miracles proliferated At the same time, Enlightenment philosophers and American founders explicitly denied the possibility of supernaturalIn the decades following the Revolution, the supernatural exploded across the American landscape fabulous reports of healings, exorcisms, magic, and angels crossed the nation Under First Amendment protections, new sects based on such miracles proliferated At the same time, Enlightenment philosophers and American founders explicitly denied the possibility of supernatural events, dismissing them as deliberate falsehoods and, therefore, efforts to suborn the state Many feared that belief in the supernatural itself was a danger to democracy In this way, miracles became a political problem and prompted violent responses in the religious communities of Prophetstown, Turtle Creek, and Nauvoo In Blood from the Sky, Adam Jortner argues that the astonishing breadth and extent of American miracles and supernaturalism following independence derived from Enlightenment ideas about proof and sensory evidence, offering a chance at certain belief in an uncertain religious climate Jortner breaks new ground in explaining the rise of radical religion in antebellum America, revisiting questions of disenchantment, modernity, and religious belief in a history of astounding events that as early Americans would have said needed to be seen to be believed.

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    1. Adam Jortner

      Adam Jortner studies the transformation of religious and political life in the early United States His book, The Gods of Prophetstown The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier, examines the rise of the Shawnee Prophet Tenskwatawa and his new religion on the Indiana frontier in the 1800s Jortner argues that Tenskwatawa s religious vision created a new definition of community and power that ultimately coalesced into a viable political alternative for Native Americans in the Old Northwest The book follows the creation of this movement and its fraught relationship with the new United States and Indiana s ambitious territorial governor, William Henry Harrison The relationship between the two men ultimately shaped the War of 1812 and the fate of the American frontier Gods won the 2013 James Broussard Best First Book Prize from the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic SHEAR.His current research interests include new religions in the early republic, deism, witchcraft, the decline of magic, and Native American prophets he currently teaches classes on American religion, politics, and the Age of Jefferson He is working on a manuscript on the politics of miracles in the early republic.Dr Jortner has received fellowships from the Charlotte W Newcombe Foundation, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Kentucky Historical Society, and the Redd Center for Western Studies.

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