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By Adam Jortner

ISBN-10: 0813939585

ISBN-13: 9780813939582

In the many years following the Revolution, the supernatural exploded across
the yankee landscape—fabulous reviews of healings, exorcisms, magic, and angels crossed the
kingdom. lower than First modification protections, new sects according to such miracles proliferated. At the
similar time, Enlightenment philosophers and American founders explicitly denied the prospect of
supernatural occasions, disregarding them as planned falsehoods—and, consequently, efforts to suborn
the kingdom. Many feared that trust within the supernatural itself was once a chance to democracy. In this
manner, miracles turned a political challenge and brought on violent responses within the religious
groups of Prophetstown, Turtle Creek, and Nauvoo.

In Blood from
the Sky,
Adam Jortner argues that the miraculous breadth and quantity of American
miracles and supernaturalism following independence derived from Enlightenment rules approximately proof
and sensory facts, supplying an opportunity at sure trust in an doubtful spiritual climate.
Jortner breaks new floor in explaining the increase of radical faith in antebellum America,
revisiting questions of disenchantment, modernity, and non secular trust in a historical past of
wonderful occasions that—as early american citizens could have said—needed to be visible to be

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