American Covenant

Author: Philip Gorski
ISBN: 9780691147673
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In this ambitious book, Gorski shows why this civil religious tradition is now in peril--and with it the American experiment. Gorski traces the historical development of prophetic republicanism from the Puritan era to the present day.

The Broken Covenant

Author: Robert Neelly Bellah
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226041995
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This Second Edition represents Bellah's summation of his views on civil religion in America.

The Broken Covenant

Author: Robert Neelly Bellah
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
ISBN: 9780816421237
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This Second Edition represents Bellah's summation of his views on civil religion in America.

Encyclopedia Of Race Ethnicity And Society

Author: Richard T. Schaefer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412926947
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A Developing Covenant Bellah identified the first stage, the founding of the nation
, by the regular use of the exodus of the Hebrews from Egyptian bondage as a
central symbol. ... Civil religion broadly defined contains and yet reinforces the
mythos of U.S. history, from its emphasis on the Puritans (although nonreligious
settlers, even those from Europe, were here earlier), through “Manifest Destiny,”
to justifications for geopolitical competition (as in the cold war). Presidents
tapping into ...

Religion And American Cultures Tradition Diversity And Popular Expression 2nd Edition 4 Volumes

Author: Gary Laderman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691105
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... drinking, and displays of wealth—the Plymouth colonists gave Americans
Thanksgiving, now the holiday of excessive consumption that ritualizes national
myths and integrates religious, civil, and cultural aspects of American identity. In
the tension between New England Puritans' belief in their chosenness as God's
special people and the sense of superiority that belief generated, on the one
hand, and the always present fear that God might end his covenant with his
people if they did ...

Varieties Of Civil Religion

Author: Robert Neelly Bellah
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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One current — generated by the Puritans — believed America was renewing a
covenant with God. The other current — originating in the deists or "philosophes"
— were fashioning a social contract based on divine law. Both thus ... 78
Republican religion did much to lay the historical groundwork for the tradition of
religious liberty and limited separation of church and state, as it did to nurture
creative minorities like the abolitionists, social gospelers, and civil-rights
protesters. While it ...

In Search Of The City On A Hill

Author: Richard M. Gamble
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441177361
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The conclusion considers the current status of 'the city on a hill' and summarizes what this story of national myth eclipsing biblical metaphor teaches us about the evolution of America's identity.

Religious Nationalism A Reference Handbook

Author: Atalia Omer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598844407
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The ritualistic aspects of a civil religion often provide the means by which a
society legitimates itself, illuminates and amplifies its significance in history, and
reproduces itself through processes of socialization. But these practices ... In this
particular instance, it reflects the Puritan tradition that renders the American
experiment as an exemplary one, "The New Israel.” Thus stands the cause
between God and us. We are entered into covenant with Him for this work. We
have taken out a ...

Nature Religion In America

Author: Catherine L. Albanese
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226011462
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... frames her story. Some Japanese scholars whose company included some
Christian theologians, rarities in that land, asked for a lecture on the concept of "
covenant" in America. I lectured on "America's Two Covenants and Its
Countercovenant. ... In those two parts of the Japanese lecture, I had described
first what the public calls "organized religion" and then what the scholars call "
civil religion" and what the present scholar, Professor Albanese, calls "republican
religion." Neither of ...