Myth and the Christian Nation

Myth and the Christian Nation
Author: Burton L. Mack
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-12-18
ISBN: 1317490584
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myth and the Christian Nation Book Excerpt:

America is widely regarded as the ultimate "Christian Nation." Religious language has always been at the forefront of American politics but this has increased since the events of 9/11. 'Myth and the Christian Nation' presents a startling analysis of how and why Christianity and national identity have been woven together in recent American political discourse. Drawing on examples of religious myth-making across the ancient world 'Myth and the Christian Nation' brings the weight of history to bear on America today, a place where myth, monotheism, sovereignty and power can be harnessed together in the service of specific interests. The book invites readers to rethink the role of religion in the construction of social democracy and to see America afresh.

Citizens of a Christian Nation

Citizens of a Christian Nation
Author: Derek Chang
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2011-07-11
ISBN: 0812205952
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizens of a Christian Nation Book Excerpt:

In America after the Civil War, the emancipation of four million slaves and the explosion of Chinese immigration fundamentally challenged traditional ideas about who belonged in the national polity. As Americans struggled to redefine citizenship in the United States, the "Negro Problem" and the "Chinese Question" dominated the debate. During this turbulent period, which witnessed the Supreme Court's Plessy v. Ferguson decision and passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, among other restrictive measures, American Baptists promoted religion instead of race as the primary marker of citizenship. Through its domestic missionary wing, the American Baptist Home Missionary Society, Baptists ministered to former slaves in the South and Chinese immigrants on the Pacific coast. Espousing an ideology of evangelical nationalism, in which the country would be united around Christianity rather than a particular race or creed, Baptists advocated inclusion of Chinese and African Americans in the national polity. Their hope for a Christian nation hinged on the social transformation of these two groups through spiritual and educational uplift. By 1900, the Society had helped establish important institutions that are still active today, including the Chinese Baptist Church and many historically black colleges and universities. Citizens of a Christian Nation chronicles the intertwined lives of African Americans, Chinese Americans, and the white missionaries who ministered to them. It traces the radical, religious, and nationalist ideology of the domestic mission movement, examining both the opportunities provided by the egalitarian tradition of evangelical Christianity and the limits imposed by its assumptions of cultural difference. The book further explores how blacks and Chinese reimagined the evangelical nationalist project to suit their own needs and hopes. Historian Derek Chang brings together for the first time African American and Chinese American religious histories through a multitiered local, regional, national, and even transnational analysis of race, nationalism, and evangelical thought and practice.

Christian Nation

Christian Nation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 686
Release: 1917
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God
Author: John D. Wilsey
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN: 1630876321
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Nation Under God Book Excerpt:

Is America a Christian nation? This question has loomed large in American culture since the Puritans arrived on American shores in the early seventeenth century. More recently, the Christian America thesis has been advocated by many evangelical leaders across the denominational spectrum. This book contributes to the conversation by critiquing, from an evangelical perspective, the idea that America is a Christian nation as articulated by specific writers over the past three decades. Wilsey asserts that the United States was not conceived as a Christian nation, but as a nation with religious liberty. Herein lies the genius of the Founders and the uniqueness of America.

Anatomy of Deception How Liberals Lie About Christianity

Anatomy of Deception  How Liberals Lie About Christianity
Author: Mark Jarmuth
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1304246558
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Christian World

The Christian World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Missions
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Christian America

Christian America
Author: Christian Smith
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2000-04-13
ISBN: 9780520929050
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian America Book Excerpt:

In recent decades Protestant evangelicalism has become a conspicuous and--to many Americans, worrisome--part of this country's cultural and political landscape. But just how unified is the supposed constituency of the Christian Coalition? And who exactly are the people the Christian Right claims to represent? In the most extensive study of American evangelicals ever conducted, Christian Smith explores the beliefs, values, commitments, and goals of the ordinary men and women who make up this often misunderstood religious group. The result is a much-needed contribution to the discussion of issues surrounding fundamental American freedoms and the basic identity of the United States as a pluralistic nation. Based on data from a three-year national study, including more than 200 in-depth interviews of evangelicals around the country, Christian America? assesses the common stereotype of evangelicals as intolerant, right-wing, religious zealots seeking to impose a Christian moral order through political force. What Smith finds instead are people vastly more diverse and ambivalent than this stereotype suggests. On issues such as religion in education, "family values," Christian political activism, and tolerance of other religions and moralities, evangelicals are highly disparate and conflicted. As the voices of interviewees make clear, the labels "conservative" and "liberal" are too simplistic for understanding their approaches to public life and political action.

The Reformed Presbyterian and Covenanter

The Reformed Presbyterian and Covenanter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Conservative Christian Politics in Russia and the United States

Conservative Christian Politics in Russia and the United States
Author: John Anderson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2014-09-19
ISBN: 1317606639
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservative Christian Politics in Russia and the United States Book Excerpt:

This book explores the politics of conservative Christian churches and social movements in Russia and the United States, focusing on their similar concerns but very different modes of political engagement. Whilst secularisation continues to chip away at religious adherence and practice in Europe, religion is often, quite rightly, seen as an influential force in the politics of the United States, and, more questionably, as a significant influence in contemporary Russia. This book looks at the broad social movement making up the US Christian Right and the profoundly hierarchical leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church as socially conservative actors, and some of the ways they have engaged in contemporary politics. Both are seeking to halt the perceived drift towards a more secular political order; both face significant challenges in handling the consequences of secularism, pluralism and liberal individualism; and both believe that their nations can only be great if they remain true to their religious heritage. In exploring their experience, the book focuses on shared and different elements in their diagnosis of what is wrong with their societies and how this affects their policy intervention over issues such as religious and ethnic belonging, sexual orientation and education. Drawing on political, sociological and religious studies, this work will be a useful reference for students and scholars of religion and politics, Russian politics and American politics.

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties
Author: Paul Finkelman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 2570
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN: 1351269631
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties Book Excerpt:

Originally published in 2006, the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, is a comprehensive 3 volume set covering a broad range of topics in the subject of American Civil Liberties. The book covers the topic from numerous different areas including freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition. The Encyclopedia also addresses areas such as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, slavery, censorship, crime and war. The book’s multidisciplinary approach will make it an ideal library reference resource for lawyers, scholars and students.

Blessed is the Nation

Blessed is the Nation
Author: Jared D. Williams
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN: 1512722626
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blessed is the Nation Book Excerpt:

In today’s political climate, where most American Christians feel increasingly excluded, this book provides a step-by-step guide on how to apply historical references—as well as the words of past American leaders—as an avenue to reintroducing Christian principles into the political discussions of contemporary America. American history is full of demonstrations of faith and references to Christian principles. The very foundation of our nation rests upon ideas that were greatly influenced by the teachings of the Bible. In today’s America, there is a growing movement to silence Christianity from the public square. Many in our society today preach that Christianity has no place in the political structure of our nation. An increasingly vocal assembly of secular Americans wishes to restrict the principles of Christian faith entirely from our government. More and more, believers of the Bible are told to keep silent and not to interfere with the progress of America. Fortunately for religious Americans, there is an ample amount of our nation’s history that supports the right of Bible-believers to participate in politics. The purpose of this book is to reassure American Christians of their rightful place in our republic. More than ever before, American Christians need to be active in politics.

The Islamic War on Christians

The Islamic War on Christians
Author: Peter Riga
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2012-07-11
ISBN: 1477209158
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In some 31 short chapters (182 pages) the author attempts to show why there is such intolerance of Christianity in almost every majority Muslim country in the Islamic world. There is no such persecution of Islam in the West which lives under Judeo-Christian values with respect and tolerance for Islam. The contrasts is startling. Why is this so? Even in the West through acts of terrorism and other forms of stealth jihad, there is a whole movement to convert the West to Islam if not by violent jihad (holy war) then by stealth jihad (a slow integration of sharia (Muslim holy law) into the West under guise of religious freedom offered in the West. This conflict is global in nature, violent in Muslim countries, non violent in the West. This conflict seems to be a one way street with Muslims attacking Christians while Christians seem to offer little or no resistance. This must change if there is to be true peace in this world. But first there must be a realization of this war on Christians by Islam and why this is so. This book attempts to do just that.

Banned Questions About Christians

Banned Questions About Christians
Author: Piatt, Christian
Publsiher: Chalice Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-01-15
ISBN: 0827202873
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banned Questions About Christians Book Excerpt:

This latest book in the insightful and entertaining Banned Questions series addresses fifty questions about Christians that many of us have wondered regarding Hell, sprinkle vs dunk baptism, gay and lesbian issues in ministry, the inconsistencies of communion, the multitude of denominations, God's allowance of suffering in the world, and more. This is a great addition to your library as you (or your study group) ponder the questions many have wanted to ask and few were brave enough to answer.

Christian History

Christian History
Author: Alister E. McGrath
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2013-03-04
ISBN: 1118337794
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian History Book Excerpt:

A major new introduction to the global history of Christianity, written by one of the world’s leading theologians and author of numerous bestselling textbooks. Provides a truly global review by exploring the development of Christianity and related issues in Asia, Latin America and Africa, and not just focusing on Western concerns Spanning more than two millennia and combining elements of theology, history, and culture, it traces the development of all three branches of Christianity – Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox – providing context to Christianity’s origins and its links to Judaism Looks beyond denominational history at Christianity’s impact on individuals, society, politics, and intellectual thought, as well as on art, architecture, and the natural sciences Combines McGrath’s acute historical sensibility with formidable organizational skill, breaking the material down into accessible, self-contained historical periods Offers an accessible and student-oriented text, assuming little or no advance theological or historical knowledge on the part of the reader

Iran s Great Awakening

Iran s Great Awakening
Author: Hormoz Shariat
Publsiher: Whitaker House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN: 1733749055
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iran s Great Awakening Book Excerpt:

ONE MILLION MUSLIMS TO CHRIST. In the mid 1980’s, Dr. Shariat together with his wife, prayed, “Lord, use us to save Iran!” His passion for Muslims stems, in part, because of the murder of his brother, Hamraz, who was arrested in Iran at the age of sixteen on a minor political charge. After two years in jail, he was executed by firing squad. God showed Hormoz the best way to respond to this tragedy was to dedicate his life to bring one million Muslims to salvation in Christ. Join Dr. Shariat on a journey out of bondage to Islam to freedom in Christ. Learn what the Bible says about Iran and why Iran is just the beginning of something big, eternal, and of historical proportion that is already happening! God said, “I am going to do a great work in Iran and change that nation forever, and I am giving you the honor to be a part of it.”

Onward Christian Soldiers

Onward Christian Soldiers
Author: Clyde Wilcox
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 0429974531
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Onward Christian Soldiers Book Excerpt:

They have money, influence, power - and they turn out to vote. "They" are groups like Focus on the Family, Family Research Council, and Concerned Women for America (all parts of the Christian Right. But, are they a serious threat to religious liberty, bent on creating a theocratic state, or the last defenders of religion and family values in America). Bringing the story of the religious right up to the Obama administration, this revised fourth edition explores the history of the movement in twentieth and early twenty-first century American politics. The authors review the expansion of the Christian Right through George W. Bush's second administration and evaluate how the religious right fared in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Although figureheads of the religious right remain in the news, their power in Washington may be declining, and the authors consider the fate of the religious right under the Obama administration. Examining how the religious right both does and does not fit into the proper role of religious groups in American politics, Onward Christian Soldiers? is an essential addition to the Dilemmas in American Politics series.

The Gavel and Sickle The Supreme Court Cultural Marxism and the Assault on Christianity

The Gavel and Sickle  The Supreme Court  Cultural Marxism  and the Assault on Christianity
Author: Anthony Walsh
Publsiher: Vernon Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2018-01-15
ISBN: 1622733738
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gavel and Sickle The Supreme Court Cultural Marxism and the Assault on Christianity Book Excerpt:

This book addresses the benefits of Christianity for all, the degradation of our culture since the 1950s, the pernicious effects that cultural Marxism has had on Western cultures, and the loss of religious freedom as the Founders envisioned it due to a number of Supreme Court rulings. We cannot understand the culture war and cultural debasement until we understand cultural Marxism. Cultural Marxism has been "hiding in plain sight" since the 1930s with the immigration to the United States of a cadre of intellectuals from Germany who brought with them the folderol of critical theory, political correctness, gender neutrality, radical feminism, and moral relativism. This intellectual moonshine is designed to weaken family structure and individual morality, and it has worked. The ultimate purpose of cultural Marxism is to destroy Western civilization from within. This goal is clearly and unambiguously stated in their books and articles. In numerous places in these books and articles, cultural Marxists are adamant that if socialism is ever to come to America the two epicenters of Western morality, the family and Christianity, will have to be destroyed by slow, stealthy, and incremental attacks on them. They have been aided in their efforts by anti-Christian rulings by the United States Supreme Court since the 1940s. I do not claim in any sense that the Supreme Court is engaged in a conspiracy with cultural Marxists. Their rulings have been based on a reading of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment that its authors would not recognize, and have used this clause to eviscerate the Free Exercise Clause—America’s “first freedom.” The Court has purged Christianity from the public square, and in doing so it has unwittingly helped the cultural Marxist agenda by spiritually disarming America.

Witnessing Their Faith

Witnessing Their Faith
Author: Jay Sekulow
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2006
ISBN: 0742550648
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witnessing Their Faith Book Excerpt:

When it was ratified in 1791, the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States sought to protect against two distinct types of government actions that interfere with religious liberty: the establishment of a national religion and interference with individual rights to practice religion. Since that time, no question has so bedeviled the U.S. Supreme Court as finding the best way to interpret and apply the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. In this unique and timely book, Jay Sekulow examines not only the key cases and their historical context that have shaped the law concerning church-state relations, but also, for the first time, the impact of the religious faith and practices of Supreme Court Justices who have ruled in each case. Covering cases from the teaching of religion in public schools and the use of federal funds for parochial schools to today's debates about the Pledge of Allegiance and public displays of the Ten Commandments, Witnessing Their Faith is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and future of religious freedom in America.

The Nation

The Nation
Author: Elisha Mulford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 446
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Second Disestablishment

The Second Disestablishment
Author: Steven Green
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2010-04-12
ISBN: 0199889716
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Disestablishment Book Excerpt:

Debates over the proper relationship between church and state in America tend to focus either on the founding period or the twentieth century. Left undiscussed is the long period between the ratification of the Constitution and the 1947 Supreme Court ruling in Everson v. Board of Education, which mandated that the Establishment Clause applied to state and local governments. Steven Green illuminates this neglected period, arguing that during the 19th century there was a "second disestablishment." By the early 1800s, formal political disestablishment was the rule at the national level, and almost universal among the states. Yet the United States remained a Christian nation, and Protestant beliefs and values dominated American culture and institutions. Evangelical Protestantism rose to cultural dominance through moral reform societies and behavioral laws that were undergirded by a maxim that Christianity formed part of the law. Simultaneously, law became secularized, religious pluralism increased, and the Protestant-oriented public education system was transformed. This latter impulse set the stage for the constitutional disestablishment of the twentieth century. The Second Disestablishment examines competing ideologies: of evangelical Protestants who sought to create a "Christian nation," and of those who advocated broader notions of separation of church and state. Green shows that the second disestablishment is the missing link between the Establishment Clause and the modern Supreme Court's church-state decisions.