By Paul D. Hanson
"Biblical background, enriched by means of many spiritual and cultural traditions, flows into and is intertwined with our nation's epic, either for larger and for worse. to disregard that historical past is to chop ourselves off from our roots and to disclaim the ancestral reviews that cast our person and collective identity."
—from the prologue
This immense paintings explores the interaction of faith and politics through the heritage of the U.S.. Paul D. Hanson lines American background again to colonial occasions, paying shut awareness to the function that biblical culture has performed in shaping the nationwide tale of the USA. He then offers a close learn of politics within the Bible that's framed through the demanding situations and crises in American historical past. scholars will find out how deeply faith has inspired either household and overseas coverage and contributed to the nation's experience of id and objective. After laying those biblical-historical foundations, Hanson considers a mode of biblical interpretation that may communicate to the various country of this present day. He proposes an inclusive kind of public ethical discourse that invitations complete participation through contributors of all non secular and philosophical groups.
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A Political History of the Bible in America by Paul D. Hanson