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American Zion : the Old Testament as a political text from the Revolution to the Civil War

Author: Eran Shalev
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2013] ©2013.
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Examines how this predilection for Old Testament narratives and rhetoric in early America shaped a wide range of debates and cultural discussions - from republican ideology, constitutional  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eran Shalev
ISBN: 9780300186925 0300186924
OCLC Number: 803468908
Description: x, 239 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "The Jewish Cincinnatus" : Biblical Republicanism in the Age of the American Revolution --
"The United Tribes, or States of Israel" : The Hebrew Republic as a Political Model before the Civil War --
"A Truly American Spirit of Writing" : Pseudobiblicism, the Early Republic, and the Cultural Origins of the Book of Mormon --
Tribes Lost and Found : Israelites in Nineteenth-Century America --
Evangelicalism, Slavery, and the Decline of an Old Testament Nation --
Conclusion: Beyond Old Testamentism : The New Israel after the Civil War.
Responsibility: Eran Shalev.

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