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The Resource Christian America and the Kingdom of God, Richard T. Hughes ; foreword by Brian McLaren

Christian America and the Kingdom of God, Richard T. Hughes ; foreword by Brian McLaren

Label
Christian America and the Kingdom of God
Title
Christian America and the Kingdom of God
Statement of responsibility
Richard T. Hughes ; foreword by Brian McLaren
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" ... Hughes reviews the myth of Christian America from its earliest history in the founding of the republic to the present day. Extensively analyzing the Old and New Testaments, Hughes provides a solid, scripturally-based explanation of the kingdom of God, a kingdom defined by love, peace, patience, and generosity. Throughout American history, however, this concept has been appropriated by religious and political leaders and distorted into a messianic nationalism that champions the United States as God's "chosen nation" and bears little resemblance to the teachings of Jesus. Pointing to a systemic biblical and theological illiteracy running rampant in the United States, Hughes investigates the reasons why so many Americans think of the United States as a Christian nation despite the Constitution's outright prohibition against establishing any national religion by law or coercion. He traces the development of fundamentalist Christianity throughout American history, noting especially the increased power and widespread influence of fundamentalism at the dawn of the twenty-first century, embodied and enacted by the administration of President George W. Bush and America's reaction to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001" --
Member of
Assigning source
Publisher description
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Richard T.
Dewey number
277.3/08
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BR517
LC item number
.H83 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christianity and politics
  • Kingdom of God
  • Particularism (Theology)
  • Kingdom of God
  • Particularism (Theology)
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity and politics
  • Kingdom of God
  • Kingdom of God
  • Particularism (Theology)
  • United States
Label
Christian America and the Kingdom of God, Richard T. Hughes ; foreword by Brian McLaren
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : getting our bearings -- Christian America as God's chosen people -- The witness of the Hebrew Bible -- The witness of the New Testament -- Why do we think of America as a Christian nation? -- A fundamentalist vision for Christian America : from the Scopes trial to George W. Bush
Control code
785781250
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252091544
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613044013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c8hj6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781250
Label
Christian America and the Kingdom of God, Richard T. Hughes ; foreword by Brian McLaren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : getting our bearings -- Christian America as God's chosen people -- The witness of the Hebrew Bible -- The witness of the New Testament -- Why do we think of America as a Christian nation? -- A fundamentalist vision for Christian America : from the Scopes trial to George W. Bush
Control code
785781250
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 211 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252091544
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613044013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c8hj6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781250

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