God's new Israel: religious interpretations of American destiny

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University of North Carolina Press, 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 national mythology. God's New Israelis 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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THE COLONIAL ERRAND INTO THE WILDERNESS
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REVOLUTION CONSTITUTION AND A NEW NATIONS DESTINY
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Nicholas Street The American States Acting Over the Part
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Cherry is Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.

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