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An American biblical orientalism : the construction of Jews, Christians, and Muslims in nineteenth-century American evangelical piety

Author: David D Grafton
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An American Biblical Orientalism examines the life and work of Eli Smith, William McClure Thomson, and Edward Robinson and their descriptions of the "Bible Lands." While there has been a great deal written about American travelogues to the Holy Lands, this book focuses on how these three prominent American Protestants described the indigenous peoples, and how those images were consumed by American Christians who  Read more...
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Grafton, David D.
An American biblical orientalism.
Lanham : Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2019
(DLC) 2019039857
Named Person: William M Thomson; Edward Robinson; Eli Smith; Edward Robinson; Eli Smith; William M Thomson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David D Grafton
ISBN: 9781978704879 1978704879
OCLC Number: 1118979869
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Images of the "Oriental" among early American evangelicals --
Eli Smith (1801-1857), "First True Orientalist" --
A Scientific American Biblical Orientalism --
Robinson's American Oriental Bible Dictionaries --
William McClure Thomson and the "Fifth Gospel" --
Study of the Biblical Orient Conclusion: American Biblical Orientalism and the Modern Middle East.
Other Titles: Construction of Jews, Christians, and Muslims in nineteenth-century American evangelical piety
Responsibility: David D. Grafton.

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This book explores the writings of thee Americans evangelicals and their views of the people of the "Bible Lands" in the nineteenth century. David D. Grafton argues that their descriptions of the  Read more...

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