The Resource American Covenant : A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present, Philip Gorski

American Covenant : A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present, Philip Gorski

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American Covenant : A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present
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American Covenant
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A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present
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Philip Gorski
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The long battle between exclusionary and inclusive versions of the American storyWas America founded as a Christian nation or a secular democracy? Neither, argues Philip Gorski in American Covenant. What the founders envisioned was a prophetic republic that would weave together the ethical vision of the Hebrew prophets and the Western political heritage of civic republicanism. In this eye-opening book, Gorski shows why this civil religious tradition is now in peril—and with it the American experiment.American Covenant traces the history of prophetic republicanism from the Puritan era to today, providing insightful portraits of figures ranging from John Winthrop and W.E.B. Du Bois to Jerry Falwell, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama. Featuring a new preface by the author, this incisive book demonstrates how half a century of culture war has drowned out the quieter voices of the vital center, and demonstrates that if we are to rebuild that center, we must recover the civil religious tradition on which the republic was founded
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DE-B1597
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Gorski, Philip
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De Gruyter
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HISTORY / United States / General
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specialized
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American Covenant : A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present, Philip Gorski
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Contents
  • Chapter 3. Hebraic Republicanism: The American Revolution
  • Chapter 4. Democratic Republicanism: The Civil War
  • Chapter 5. The Progressive Era: Empire and the Republic
  • Chapter 6. The Post–World War II Period: Jew, Protestant, Catholic
  • Chapter 7. From Reagan to Obama: Tradition Corrupted and (Almost) Recovered
  • Chapter 8. The Civil Religion: Critics and Allies
  • Conclusion. The Righteous Republic
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Preface: Three Trips to Philadelphia
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Prophetic Republicanism as Vital Center
  • Chapter 1. The Civil Religious Tradition and Its Rivals
  • Chapter 2. The Hebraic Moment: The New England Puritans
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Paperback edition.
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1 online resource
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online
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9780691193861
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9780691193861
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)528275
  • (DE-B1597)9780691193861
Label
American Covenant : A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present, Philip Gorski
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3. Hebraic Republicanism: The American Revolution
  • Chapter 4. Democratic Republicanism: The Civil War
  • Chapter 5. The Progressive Era: Empire and the Republic
  • Chapter 6. The Post–World War II Period: Jew, Protestant, Catholic
  • Chapter 7. From Reagan to Obama: Tradition Corrupted and (Almost) Recovered
  • Chapter 8. The Civil Religion: Critics and Allies
  • Conclusion. The Righteous Republic
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Preface: Three Trips to Philadelphia
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Prophetic Republicanism as Vital Center
  • Chapter 1. The Civil Religious Tradition and Its Rivals
  • Chapter 2. The Hebraic Moment: The New England Puritans
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691193861
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9780691193861
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)528275
  • (DE-B1597)9780691193861

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