By John D. Wilsey,John Fea
In this awesome booklet, John Wilsey lines the historic improvement of exceptionalism, together with its theological which means and implications for civil faith. From seventeenth-century Puritans to twentieth-century industrialists, from politicians to educators, exceptionalism doesn't seem as a monolithic thought to be both completely rejected or devotedly embraced. whereas it may possibly result in abuses, it could additionally aspect to confident civil engagement and human flourishing. This e-book considers traditionally and theologically what makes the difference.
Neither the time period nor the belief of yankee exceptionalism goes away. John Wilseys cautious heritage and research will for this reason end up an enormous touchstone for discussions of yankee id within the a long time to come.
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American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea by John D. Wilsey,John Fea