God's New Israel Religious Interpretations of American Destiny

ISBN-10: 0807847542
ISBN-13: 9780807847541
Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)
Authors: Conrad Cherry
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 11/16/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

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.

Preface to the Revised and Updated Edition
Introduction
The Colonial Errand into the Wilderness
Good Newes from Virginia
A Modell of
God's Controversy with New England
The Latter-Day Glory Is Probably to Begin in America
Revolution, Constitution, and a New Nation's Destiny Nicholas Street
The American States Acting Over the Part of the Children of Israel in the Wilderness Ezra Stiles
The United States Elevated to Glory and Honour
The Republic of the Israelites an Example to the American States
First Inaugural Address
Westward the Course of Destiny
A Plea for the West
Discourses Chief Seattle
Oration Walt Whitman
Passage to India
The Star of Empire
Civil War and National Destiny
The Battle Set in
National Responsibility before God
Second Inaugural Address
Our Obligations to the Dead
National Progress and Wealth
Our Country's Place in History
The Tendencies of American Progress
The Relation of Wealth to Morals Frances Willard
A White Life for Two
American Destiny and World War
Patriotism
Presenting the Treaty for Ratification
Annual Message to Congress
Anglo-Saxon Destiny and Responsibility
Challenges since Mid-Century America's World Role
Freedom's New Task
The Arrogance of Power The Black American
Letter from Birmingham Jail Malcolm X
The Ballot or the Bullet National Morals Ralph Reed
Separation of Church and State: "Christian Nation" and Other Heresies Rosemary Radford Ruether
Creating a Healed World: Spirituality and Politics
Index

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