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God's new Israel : religious interpretations of American destiny

Author: Conrad Cherry
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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The belief that America has been providentially chosen for aspecial destiny has deep roots in the country's past. As both astimulus of creative American energy and a source of Americanself-righteousness, this notion has long served as a motivatingnational mythology. God's New Israel is a collection of thirty-one readings that trace the theme of American destiny under God through major developments in U.S. history.  Read more...
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God's new Israel.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998
(DLC) 98014071
(OCoLC)38602734
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Cherry
ISBN: 080786658X 9780807866580 9781469616445 1469616440
OCLC Number: 45843944
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 410 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: Cover; Contents; Preface to the Revised and Updated Edition; Introduction; PART ONE: THE COLONIAL ERRAND INTO THE WILDERNESS; Good Newes from Virginia; A Modell of Christian Charity; God's Controversy with New England; The Latter-Day Glory Is Probably to Begin in America; PART TWO: REVOLUTION, CONSTITUTION, AND A NEW NATION'S DESTINY; The American States Acting Over the Part of the Children of Israel in the Wilderness; The United States Elevated to Glory and Honour; The Republic of the Israelites an Example to the American States; First Inaugural Address. PART THREE: WESTWARD THE COURSE OF DESTINYA Plea for the West; Discourses; Oration; Passage to India; The Star of Empire; PART FOUR: CIVIL WAR AND NATIONAL DESTINY; The Battle Set in Array; National Responsibility before God; Second Inaugural Address; Our Obligations to the Dead; PART FIVE: NATIONAL PROGRESS AND WEALTH; Our Country's Place in History; The Tendencies of American Progress; The Relation of Wealth to Morals; A White Life for Two; PART SIX: AMERICAN DESTINY AND WORLD WAR; Patriotism; Presenting the Treaty for Ratification; Annual Message to Congress. Anglo-Saxon Destiny and ResponsibilityPART SEVEN: CHALLENGES SINCE MID-CENTURY; America's World Role; Freedom's New Task; The Arrogance of Power; The Black American; Letter from Birmingham Jail; The Ballot or the Bullet; National Morals; Separation of Church and State: ""Christian Nation"" and Other Heresies; Creating a Healed World: Spirituality and Politics; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: edited by Conrad Cherry.
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A collection of 31 readings tracing the theme of American destiny under God through developments in US history. It features words of prominent Americans such as Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Jefferson and  Read more...

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For teachers who wish to confront the meaning of this historical reality, Cherry's book is an invaluable source .Donald G. Mathews, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill It deserves wide usage Read more...

 
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