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Religious ideology in American politics : a history /
Nicole Guétin.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2009.
description
vii, 214 p.
ISBN
0786441933 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786441938 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2009.
isbn
0786441933 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786441938 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
The Puritan heritage -- Religious motivations in the American Revolution -- The emergence of a collective consciousness -- American expansionism and destiny -- America: a God-centered nation -- American exceptionalism -- The Monroe Doctrine -- Racism and the ethnocentric debate -- Civil religion and American messianism -- Evangelism and millenarianism.
abstract
"By looking at writings of American thinkers, the work argues for the consistency and permanence of the American religious vision. Manifest Destiny, America as "God's Country" and Americans as "God's People" are explored, as is how these ideals of American exceptionalism and the "City on the Hill" have survived and mutated into the current U.S. political climate."--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
6759302
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Nicole Guetin is an associate professor of English and teaches American culture at the University of Kairouan, Tunisia.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
By looking at writings of American thinkers, this work argues for the consistency and permanence of the American religious vision as it relates to political life.
Description for Library
"By looking at writings of American thinkers, the work argues for the consistency and permanence of the American religious vision. Manifest Destiny, America as "God's Country" and Americans as "God's People" are explored, as is how these ideals of American exceptionalism and the "City on the Hill" have survived and mutated into the current U.S. political climate."--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
The connections between religion and political discourse in the arena of American politics are profound and longstanding. By looking at the writings of American thinkers from colonial times to the present, this work argues for the consistency and permanence of the American religious vision as it relates to political life. Ideas including Manifest Destiny, America as God's Country and Americans as God's People are explored within this framework, as is how these ideals of American exceptionalism and the City on the Hill have survived and mutated into the current U.S. political climate.
Main Description
This volume examines the connections between religion and political discourse in the arena of American politics. By looking at the writings of American thinkers from colonial times to the present, the work argues for the consistency and permanence of the American religious vision as it relates to political life. Ideas including Manifest Destiny, America as "God's Country" and Americans as "God's People" are explored within this framework, as is how these ideals of American exceptionalism and the "City on the Hill" have survived and mutated into the current U.S. political climate.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 5
The Idealist Vision of the New World
The Puritan Heritagep. 13
Religious Motivations in the American Revolutionp. 30
The Emergence of a Collective Consciousnessp. 46
The American Policy of Conquest
American Expansionism and Destinyp. 65
America: A God-Centered Nationp. 81
American Exceptionalismp. 97
The Foreign Policy of the United States
The Monroe Doctrinep. 115
Racism and the Ethnocentric Debatep. 134
Civil Religion and American Messianismp. 154
Evangelism and Millenarianismp. 171
Conclusionp. 187
Chapter Notesp. 193
Bibliographyp. 205
Indexp. 211
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