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A nation with the soul of a church : how Christian proclamation has shaped American history

Author: O C Edwards
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the very beginning, religious leaders have influenced the course of American history--sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. This book examines those Christian sermons that set or changed the course of the nation"--
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Genre/Form: Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: O C Edwards
ISBN: 9780313393853 0313393850
OCLC Number: 823041565
Description: xii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "A modell of Christian charity": John Winthrop (1588-1649) --
"Our God sent a new storm": Anne Hutchinson --
"The limit of endurable ecstasies": Jonathan Edwards --
The tolerable catechist: Jonathan Mayhew --
"The impassioned little saint with the buring heart": William Ellery Channing --
"The cultural priest and visionary": Ralph Waldo Emerson --
"I am a South Carolinian, you know": Benjamin Morgan Paqlmer --
"In the next generation, I shall be orthodox enough": Henry Ward Beecher --
"The penniless millionaire": Russell H. Conwell --
A social evangelist: Washington Gladden --
Casting out demon rum: Billy Sunday --
"The great divide," Part I: William B. Riley --
"The great divide," Part II: Harry Emerson Fosdick --
"The most noticeable public religious voice": Charles E. Coughlin --
"A realist without despair, an idealist without illusion": Reinhold Niebuhr --
"The moral leader of our nation": Martin Luther King Jr. --
"Above all a preacher": William Sloane Coffin Jr. --
"America's pastor": Billy Graham --
An aptly named prophet: Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.
Responsibility: O.C. Edwards Jr. ; with James Dunkly.

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