The Myth Of A Christian Nation

The Myth of a Christian Nation PDF
Author: Gregory A. Boyd
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031056591X
Size: 19.42 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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The church was established to serve the world with Christ-like love, not to rule the world. It is called to look like a corporate Jesus, dying on the cross for those who crucified him, not a religious version of Caesar. It is called to manifest the kingdom of the cross in contrast to the kingdom of the sword. Whenever the church has succeeded in gaining what most American evangelicals are now trying to get – political power – it has been disastrous both for the church and the culture. Whenever the church picks up the sword, it lays down the cross. The present activity of the religious right is destroying the heart and soul of the evangelical church and destroying its unique witness to the world. The church is to have a political voice, but we are to have it the way Jesus had it: by manifesting an alternative to the political, “power over,” way of doing life. We are to transform the world by being willing to suffer for others – exercising “power under,” not by getting our way in society – exercising “power over.”

What If America Were A Christian Nation Again

What If America Were a Christian Nation Again  PDF
Author: D. James Kennedy
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418529796
Size: 73.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Some people would gnash their teeth at the idea that America was – and can be again – a Christian nation. They will not be satisfied until they have removed every vestige of our Christian heritage from our minds and from our surroundings. Yet in this book, D. James Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe document the incontrovertible fact that America began as a Christian nation. And "we can get back on track before it's too late," they say. "What made us great in the first place is our rich Christian heritage. It's time to reclaim America!"

America A Christian Nation

America a Christian Nation  PDF
Author: Stephen McDowell
Publisher: Providence Foundation
ISBN: 188745618X
Size: 74.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : United States
Languages : en
Pages : 62
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Myth And The Christian Nation

Myth and the Christian Nation PDF
Author: Burton L. Mack
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317490584
Size: 80.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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America is widely regarded as the ultimate "Christian Nation." Religious language has always been at the forefront of American politics but this has increased since the events of 9/11. 'Myth and the Christian Nation' presents a startling analysis of how and why Christianity and national identity have been woven together in recent American political discourse. Drawing on examples of religious myth-making across the ancient world 'Myth and the Christian Nation' brings the weight of history to bear on America today, a place where myth, monotheism, sovereignty and power can be harnessed together in the service of specific interests. The book invites readers to rethink the role of religion in the construction of social democracy and to see America afresh.

Was America Founded As A Christian Nation

Was America Founded as a Christian Nation  PDF
Author: John Fea
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9781611640885
Size: 52.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Fea offers an even-handed primer on whether America was founded to be a Christian nation, as many evangelicals assert, or a secular state, as others contend. He approaches the title's question from a historical perspective, helping readers see past the emotional rhetoric of today to the recorded facts of our past. Readers on both sides of the issues will appreciate that this book occupies a middle ground, noting the good points and the less-nuanced arguments of both sides and leading us always back to the primary sources that our shared American history comprises.

Christian Nation A Novel

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Author: Frederic C. Rich
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393240347
Size: 18.59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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“They said what they would do, and we did not listen. Then they did what they said they would do.” So ends the first chapter of this brilliantly readable counterfactual novel, reminding us that America’s Christian fundamentalists have been consistently clear about their vision for a "Christian Nation" and dead serious about acquiring the political power to achieve it. When President McCain dies and Sarah Palin becomes president, the reader, along with the nation, stumbles down a terrifyingly credible path toward theocracy, realizing too late that the Christian right meant precisely what it said. In the spirit of Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America, one of America’s foremost lawyers lays out in chilling detail what such a future might look like: constitutional protections dismantled; all aspects of life dominated by an authoritarian law called “The Blessing,” enforced by a totally integrated digital world known as the "Purity Web." Readers will find themselves haunted by the questions the narrator struggles to answer in this fictional memoir: "What happened, why did it happen, how could it have happened?"

Citizens Of A Christian Nation

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Author: Derek Chang
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812205952
Size: 52.10 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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In America after the Civil War, the emancipation of four million slaves and the explosion of Chinese immigration fundamentally challenged traditional ideas about who belonged in the national polity. As Americans struggled to redefine citizenship in the United States, the "Negro Problem" and the "Chinese Question" dominated the debate. During this turbulent period, which witnessed the Supreme Court's Plessy v. Ferguson decision and passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, among other restrictive measures, American Baptists promoted religion instead of race as the primary marker of citizenship. Through its domestic missionary wing, the American Baptist Home Missionary Society, Baptists ministered to former slaves in the South and Chinese immigrants on the Pacific coast. Espousing an ideology of evangelical nationalism, in which the country would be united around Christianity rather than a particular race or creed, Baptists advocated inclusion of Chinese and African Americans in the national polity. Their hope for a Christian nation hinged on the social transformation of these two groups through spiritual and educational uplift. By 1900, the Society had helped establish important institutions that are still active today, including the Chinese Baptist Church and many historically black colleges and universities. Citizens of a Christian Nation chronicles the intertwined lives of African Americans, Chinese Americans, and the white missionaries who ministered to them. It traces the radical, religious, and nationalist ideology of the domestic mission movement, examining both the opportunities provided by the egalitarian tradition of evangelical Christianity and the limits imposed by its assumptions of cultural difference. The book further explores how blacks and Chinese reimagined the evangelical nationalist project to suit their own needs and hopes. Historian Derek Chang brings together for the first time African American and Chinese American religious histories through a multitiered local, regional, national, and even transnational analysis of race, nationalism, and evangelical thought and practice.

Letter To A Christian Nation

Letter to a Christian Nation PDF
Author: Rc Metcalf
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595432646
Size: 68.25 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 116
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Is Christianity rational? Sam Harris, best-selling author of Letter to a Christian Nation offers a uniquely pointed perspective on Christian America. Mr. Harris views religion today, on the whole, as a highly negative component of American culture. R.C. Metcalf presents a compelling counter treatise challenging Mr. Harris' atheist worldview. Raised in an atheist home and trained in secular universities, Dr. Metcalf, now both scientist and Christian, speaks out in support of evangelical Christianity in America. Does faith inhibit honest science? Is Christianity a danger to society? Are Christian morals irrational? Does evil prove God doesn't exist? Are humans good by nature?

Letter To A Christian Nation

Letter to a Christian Nation PDF
Author: Sam Harris
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307266605
Size: 28.96 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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From the new afterword by the author: Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by religious maniacs, who believe that the best way to keep the sun on its course or to ensure a rich harvest is to lead him by tender hand into a field or to a mountaintop and bury, butcher, or burn him alive as offering to an invisible God. The notion that Jesus Christ died for our sins and that his death constitutes a successful propitiation of a “loving” God is a direct and undisguised inheritance of the superstitious bloodletting that has plagued bewildered people throughout history. . .

America Yes We Are A Christian Nation

America   Yes We Are a Christian Nation PDF
Author: Maryann Brickett
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1612159222
Size: 67.15 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 220
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Maryann Brickett was formerly from New England, has traveled the world, and now lives in beautiful south west Florida. Her background is diverse, with former careers in interior decorating, the paralegal field, corporate offices, and currently real estate. She loves to sing, paint, outdoor sports, and obtained a private pilot's license. She fully believes what Proverbs 22:29 says: "Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men." Everyone should strive for excellence in everything they do. Although this is her first book, she hopes it will not be her last.As the mother of 2 wonderful sons who were raised in the Christian faith, law school graduates, and are also politically involved, she felt led to argue the case for all Americans to realize "Yes we are a Christian nation." Her older son has a successful political fundraising business which brings him in contact with many Presidents, politicians and notable people. Her younger son is northeast counsel for the ACLJ, the ADF and has a radio talk show. His eldest son just won the northeast division of the National Bible Bee. They home school their children and are very involved in church life and serving the community. They are not standing before obscure men.We think after you've read this book, you will surely see how the hand of God has been woven throughout the fabric of all aspects of our society, history and culture. When you reach the end of the book the author hopes you too will decide - "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:[email protected]