By Paul D. Hanson
"Biblical background, enriched via many non secular and cultural traditions, flows into and is intertwined with our nation's epic, either for greater and for worse. to disregard that background is to chop ourselves off from our roots and to disclaim the ancestral studies that solid our person and collective identity."
—from the prologue
This large paintings explores the interaction of faith and politics in the course of the historical past of the USA. Paul D. Hanson lines American background again to colonial instances, paying shut realization to the position that biblical culture has performed in shaping the nationwide tale of the USA. He then offers a close examine of politics within the Bible that's framed by means of the demanding situations and crises in American historical past. scholars will learn the way deeply faith has stimulated either household and overseas coverage and contributed to the nation's feel of id and function. After laying those biblical-historical foundations, Hanson considers a style of biblical interpretation which may communicate to the varied country of this day. He proposes an inclusive kind of public ethical discourse that invitations complete participation by way of contributors of all spiritual and philosophical groups.
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A Political History of the Bible in America by Paul D. Hanson