The Theological Basis of Digger Communism

  title={The Theological Basis of Digger Communism},
  author={Paul Elmen},
  journal={Church History},
  pages={207 - 218}
  • Paul Elmen
  • Published 1 September 1954
  • Political Science
  • Church History
The Diggers who broke the turf on St. George's Hill Sunday morning, April 1, 1649, have an importance far larger than the number of people involved would suggest, for their action was the first effort to bring into being a socialist Utopia. Their bold combination of theoretical and practical communism baffled their contemporaries, and historians ever since have failed to see them in the totality of their meaning.*** Were they simply hungry men, agrarian revolutionaries filing one more protest… 
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