The Resource American Zion : the Old Testament as a political text from the Revolution to the Civil War, Eran Shalev

American Zion : the Old Testament as a political text from the Revolution to the Civil War, Eran Shalev

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American Zion : the Old Testament as a political text from the Revolution to the Civil War
Title
American Zion
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the Old Testament as a political text from the Revolution to the Civil War
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Eran Shalev
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Language
eng
Summary
The Bible has always been an integral part of American political culture. Yet in the years before the Civil War, it was the Old Testament, not the New Testament, that pervaded political rhetoric. From Revolutionary times through about 1830, numerous American politicians, commentators, ministers, and laymen depicted their young nation as a new, God-chosen Israel and relied on the Old Testament for political guidance. In this original book, historian Eran Shalev closely examines how this powerful predilection for Old Testament narratives and rhetoric in early America shaped a wide range of debates and cultural discussions - from republican ideology, constitutional interpretation, southern slavery, and more generally the meaning of American nationalism to speculations on the origins of American Indians and to the emergence of Mormonism. Shalev argues that the effort to shape the United States as a biblical nation reflected conflicting attitudes within the culture - proudly boastful on the one hand but uncertain about its abilities and ultimate destiny on the other. With great nuance, American Zion explores for the first time the meaning and lasting effects of the idea of the United States as a new Israel and sheds new light on our understanding of the nation's origins and culture during the founding and antebellum decades. -- Book jacket
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DLC
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1970-
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Shalev, Eran
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.1
LC item number
.S525 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Israel
  • Israel
  • United States
  • USA
  • Bible and politics
  • Nationalism
  • Political culture
  • Bible and politics
  • Buddhism and politics
  • Nationalism
  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • International relations
  • Religion
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Rezeption
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American Zion : the Old Testament as a political text from the Revolution to the Civil War, Eran Shalev
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-229) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
"The Jewish Cincinnatus" : Biblical Republicanism in the Age of the American Revolution -- "The United Tribes, or States of Israel" : The Hebrew Republic as a Political Model before the Civil War -- "A Truly American Spirit of Writing" : Pseudobiblicism, the Early Republic, and the Cultural Origins of the Book of Mormon -- Tribes Lost and Found : Israelites in Nineteenth-Century America -- Evangelicalism, Slavery, and the Decline of an Old Testament Nation -- Conclusion: Beyond Old Testamentism : The New Israel after the Civil War
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9780300205909
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012026939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)803468908
  • (OCoLC)ocn803468908
Label
American Zion : the Old Testament as a political text from the Revolution to the Civil War, Eran Shalev
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The Jewish Cincinnatus" : Biblical Republicanism in the Age of the American Revolution -- "The United Tribes, or States of Israel" : The Hebrew Republic as a Political Model before the Civil War -- "A Truly American Spirit of Writing" : Pseudobiblicism, the Early Republic, and the Cultural Origins of the Book of Mormon -- Tribes Lost and Found : Israelites in Nineteenth-Century America -- Evangelicalism, Slavery, and the Decline of an Old Testament Nation -- Conclusion: Beyond Old Testamentism : The New Israel after the Civil War
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 239 pages
Isbn
9780300205909
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012026939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)803468908
  • (OCoLC)ocn803468908

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