God's New Israel: Religious Interpretations of American Destiny

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Conrad Cherry
UNC Press Books, 1998 - 410 sivua
The belief that America has been providentially chosen for a special destiny has deep roots in the country's past. As both a stimulus of creative American energy and a source of American self-righteousness, this notion has long served as a motivating nati
 

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Essays that span the history of America, and particularly the role Religion plays in this history, are present in this work. Malcom X's Ballot or Bullet is printed in this volume. Lue koko arvostelu

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THE COLONIAL ERRAND INTO THE WILDERNESS
25
Good Newes from Virginia
30
A Modell of Christian Charity
37
Gods Controversy with New England
42
The LatterDay Glory Is Probably to Begin in America
54
REVOLUTION CONSTITUTION AND A NEW NATIONS DESTINY
61
The American States Acting Over the Part of the Children of Israel in the Wilderness
67
The United States Elevated to Glory and Honour
82
Our Obligations to the Dead
203
PART FIVE
215
National Progress and Wealth
217
Our Countrys Place in History
224
The Tendencies of American Progress
235
The Relation of Wealth to Morals
249
A White Life for Two
260
PART SIX
265

The Republic of the Israelites an Example to the American States
93
First Inaugural Address
106
PART THREE
111
WESTWARD THE COURSE OF DESTINY
113
A Plea for the West
122
Discourses
131
Oration
135
Passage to India
137
The Star of Empire
146
PART FOUR
161
Civil War and National Destiny
163
The Battle Set in Array
169
National Responsibility before God
184
Second Inaugural Address
201
American Destiny and World War
267
Patriotism
273
Presenting the Treaty for Ratification
279
Annual Message to Congress
289
PART SEVEN
301
Challenges since MidCentury
303
Americas World Role
320
The Arrogance of Power
328
The Black American
343
The Ballot or the Bullet
356
National Morals
372
Spirituality and Politics
380
Index
395
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Conrad Cherry is Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. His books include The Theology of Jonathan Edwards and Hurrying Toward Zion.

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