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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
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Bible has always been an integral part of American political culture. Yet in the years before the Civil War, it was the Old Testament, not the New Testament, that pervaded political rhetoric. From Revolutionary times through about 1830, numerous American politicians, commentators, ministers, and laymen depicted their young nation as a new, God-chosen Israel and relied on the Old Testament for political guidance.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eran Shalev
ISBN: 9780300186925 0300186924 9780300205909 0300205902
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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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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