God's New Israel: Religious Interpretations of American Destiny

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Conrad Cherry
UNC Press Books, 1.2.2014 - 448 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
national mythology.


God's New Israel is a collection of thirty-one readings that trace the theme of American destiny under God through major developments in U.S. history. First published in 1971 and now thoroughly updated to reflect contemporary events, it features the words of such prominent and diverse Americans as Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Jefferson, Brigham Young, Chief Seattle, Abraham Lincoln, Frances Willard, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Ralph Reed, and Rosemary Radford Ruether. Neither a history of American religious denominations nor a history of American theology, this book is instead an illuminating look at how religion has helped shape Americans' understanding of themselves as a people.

 

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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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Introduction
1
THE COLONIAL ERRAND INTO THE WILDERNESS
25
REVOLUTION CONSTITUTION AND A NEW NATIONS DESTINY
61
WESTWARD THE COURSE OF DESTINY
113
CIVIL WAR AND NATIONAL DESTINY
163
NATIONAL PROGRESS AND WEALTH
217
AMERICAN DESTINY AND WORLD WAR
267
CHALLENGES SINCE MIDCENTURY
303
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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