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American Civil Religion What Americans Hold Sacred

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ISBN-10: 0195300181

ISBN-13: 9780195300185

Edition: 2014

Authors: Peter Gardella

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The United States has never had an officially established church. Since the time of the first British colonists, it has instead developed a strong civil religion that melds national symbols to symbols of God. In a deft exploration of American civil religious symbols ranging from the Liberty Bell and Vietnam Memorial to Mount Rushmore and Disney World, Peter Gardella explains how the places, objects, and symbols that Americans hold sacred came into being and how they have changed over time. In addition to examining revered historical sites and structures, he analyzes such sacred texts as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, the Kennedy Inaugural, and the…    
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Book details

List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 9.09" wide x 6.10" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English