God & apple pie: religious myths and visions of America

""America" is, at once, nation and notion, country and creed, republic and rhetoric. This book is about Providence and principle--the relationship of the supernatural world to the world's superpower. "America" is not in the Bible, nor in the Qur'an. Yet "Ameri...

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Subtitles:God and apple pie
Main Author: Buck, Christopher 1950-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Kingston, NY Educator's International Press 2015
Edition:Revised edition
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B USA / Religion / Mythology / History
Further subjects:B United States Religion
B Mythology Political aspects History United States
B Religion
B United States History Religious aspects United States
B Mythology Political aspects
B Religious Aspects
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Summary:""America" is, at once, nation and notion, country and creed, republic and rhetoric. This book is about Providence and principle--the relationship of the supernatural world to the world's superpower. "America" is not in the Bible, nor in the Qur'an. Yet "America" today pulsates with religious significance. "America" is a word that has taken on mythic proportions. Eleven religions have been selected for their distinctive perspectives on America: (1) Native American religion (Iroquois); (2) Protestant Christianity (the Puritans); (3) the Christian Right; (4) Roman Catholicism; (5) Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist); (6) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons); (7) Christian Identity (White nationalists); (8) Nation of Islam (Black nationalists); (9) Islam (especially Radical Islamists and Progressive Muslims); (10) Buddhism (Tibetan and Soka Gakkai); and (11) the Baha'i Faith. Over the course of American history, religious myths and visions of America tend to reflect an ever-changing American civil society, whether as a function of its social evolution or as a catalyst of it. The result is: Religions re-mythologize America. And: Religions re-envision America. God & Apple Pie invites serious reflection on what it means to be an American, particularly from a religious perspective."--Jacket
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-421)
ISBN:1891928155