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Author: Gershon Greenberg; Makhon le-Yahadut zemanenu ʻa. sh. Avraham Harman.; Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim.
Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the first to investigate the effect of the biblical Holy Land on American religious institutions, from early Puritanism in 1620 to Judaism in 1948. It explores the attachment between  Read more...

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Greenberg, Gershon.
Holy Land in American religious thought, 1620-1948.
Lanham : University Press of America, ©1994
(OCoLC)622167008
Online version:
Greenberg, Gershon.
Holy Land in American religious thought, 1620-1948.
Lanham : University Press of America, ©1994
(OCoLC)629698792
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gershon Greenberg; Makhon le-Yahadut zemanenu ʻa. sh. Avraham Harman.; Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim.
ISBN: 0819192376 9780819192370 0819192384 9780819192387
OCLC Number: 29029889
Notes: "The Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem."
Description: xiv, 370 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the Holy Land in American religious thought --
Puritans and Congregationalists : the Americanization of Zion --
American Indians : ten lost tribes and Christian eschatology --
Protestant pilgrims : disjunction between expectation and reality --
Protestant missionaries --
Jewish conversion and Christ's return --
Consuls : Jews and Holy Land history --
Christianity among Blacks : the spiritual Holy Land --
Protestant literalists : Jewish return and Christian kingdom --
Mormons : dialectical holy lands --
Judaism : American impact and internal divisions --
Protestant liberalism : universal ideals --
Catholicism : Holy Land of Christ's crucifixion --
Judaism : centrality of the land.
Responsibility: Gershon Greenberg.

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