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By Philip Gorski

ISBN-10: 0691147671

ISBN-13: 9780691147673

An authoritative account of the lengthy conflict among exclusionary and inclusive models of the yankee story

Was the USA based as a Christian kingdom or an earthly democracy? Neither, argues Philip Gorski in American Covenant. What the founders really anticipated used to be a prophetic republic that might weave jointly the moral imaginative and prescient of the Hebrew prophets and the Western political background of civic republicanism. during this formidable ebook, Gorski exhibits why this civil spiritual culture is now in peril—and with it the yank experiment.

Gorski lines the old improvement of prophetic republicanism from the Puritan period to the current day. He presents shut readings of thinkers corresponding to John Winthrop, Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Hannah Arendt, in addition to insightful pics of contemporary and modern non secular and political leaders akin to Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Gorski exhibits how the founders' unique imaginative and prescient for the USA is threatened via an internecine fight among rival traditions, spiritual nationalism and radical secularism. non secular nationalism is a kind of militaristic hyperpatriotism that imagines the us as a divine software within the ultimate showdown among sturdy and evil. Radical secularists fervently deny the confident contributions of the Judeo-Christian culture to the yankee venture and search to take away all lines of spiritual expression from the general public sq.. Gorski deals an unsparing critique of either, demonstrating how part a century of tradition battle has drowned out the quieter voices of the very important center.

American Covenant makes the compelling case that if we're to rebuild that very important middle, we needs to recuperate the civil non secular culture on which the republic used to be founded.

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