City upon a Hill How Sermons Changed the Course of American History

ISBN-10: 0061338125

ISBN-13: 9780061338120

Edition: 2008

Authors: Larry Witham

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The Words That Stirred a Nation From colonial times to the present, from Abraham Lincoln to Billy Graham, the sermon has been the dynamic medium through which America conducts its most important debates, motivating us to fight wars as well as fight for peace and ultimately defining the course of our history. A City Upon a Hill tells the American story through these powerful words, showing us at our best-and sometimes at our worst.
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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

LARRY WITHAM is a veteran journalist and is the author of twelve books, including Where Darwin Meets the Bible: Creationists and Evolutionists in America and Marketplace of the Gods: How Economics Explains Religion.

Acknowledgments and Literary Note
Introduction: Of Words and Nations
The Colonial Period (1607-1800)
Robert Hunt's Library: The Sermon Comes to America
The Three Covenants: Preaching on Order and Liberty
Jeremiah in America: Times of Troubles and Revivals
Pulpits of Sedition: The Rhetoric of Revolution
National Period (1800-1900)
The Movement West: Frontiers of Sect, Class, and Sex
Dreams of Utopia: Preaching American Identity
Words of Freedom: Exhorting Slavery and Abolition
The God of Battles: Interpreting Victory and Defeat
Reconstructing America: Progress, Darwin, and the Lost Cause
The White City: Urban Tales and Imperial Designs
Modern Period (1900-)
Modern Times: A Battle over Women, Booze, and Bibles
Radioland: Preaching Faith, Fear, and Fun
The American Way of Life: Popular Faith in an Insecure Age
From Left to Right: Promised Lands and Cities on Hills
Conclusion: The "Publick Religion": The Sermon as Four Habits of Mind
Bibliography of Other Sources
Illustration Credits
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