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Americanism : the fourth great Western religion

Author: David Hillel Gelernter
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to "believe" in America? Why do we speak of our country as having a higher purpose? Author Gelernter traces the emergence of America as the embodiment of a powerful religious idea. Americanism begins with the Puritan settlers in New England who saw themselves as the new children of Israel and whose faith-based ideals of liberty, equality, and democratic governance had a greater influence on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gelernter, David Hillel.
Americanism.
New York : Doubleday, ©2007
(DLC) 2007011794
(OCoLC)122261606
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Hillel Gelernter
ISBN: 9780385522953 0385522959
OCLC Number: 647056843
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 229 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The world-creating English Bible --
American Zionism : the Puritan dream of America --
Revolution and the American creed --
Abraham Lincoln, America's last and greatest founding father --
The Great War makes the modern world --
The emergence of modern Americanism --
The new covenant.
Responsibility: David Gelernter.
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What does it mean to "believe" in America? Why do we speak of our country as having a higher purpose? Author Gelernter traces the emergence of America as the embodiment of a powerful religious idea. Americanism begins with the Puritan settlers in New England who saw themselves as the new children of Israel and whose faith-based ideals of liberty, equality, and democratic governance had a greater influence on the nation's founders than the Enlightenment. These concepts were gradually transformed into a secular religion of freedom, with followers throughout the world. Its adherents have included oppressed peoples everywhere--from the patriots of the Hungarian Revolution to the martyred Chinese dissidents of Tiananmen Square. Americanism is a powerful reminder of America's dedication to spreading freedom--surely one of the most profound and beautiful religious ideas the world has ever known.--From publisher description.

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