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Homeland Mythology Biblical Narratives in American Culture

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ISBN-10: 0271058722

ISBN-13: 9780271058726

Edition: 2007

Authors: Christopher Collins

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Since 9/11, America has presented itself to the world as a Christianist culture, no less antimodern and nostalgic for an idealized past than its Islamist foes. The master-narrative both sides share might sound like this: Once upon a time, the values of the righteous community coincided with those of the state. Home and land were harmoniously united under God. But through intellectual pride (read: science) and disobedience (read: human rights), this God-blessed homeland was lost and is now worth every drop of blood it takes, ours and others', toAmericans, the prime source for this once-and-future-kingdom myth is the Bible, with its many narratives of blessings gained, lost, and regained: the…    
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 5/21/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Preface: Tracking Down an Old Story
Homeland and Its Discontents
Biblical Time and the Full Narrative Cycle
Myths of Curses, Myths of Blessings
Narratives of the Night
Abduction Narratives
Homeland Nostalgia and Holy War
Secular Modernism, Biblical Style