A nation with the soul of a church : how Christian proclamation has shaped American history /

"From the very beginning, religious leaders have influenced the course of American history--sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. This book examines those Christian sermons that set or changed the course of the nation"-- Full description

Main Author: Edwards, O. C. 1928-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2013].
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245 1 2 |a A nation with the soul of a church :  |b how Christian proclamation has shaped American history /  |c O.C. Edwards Jr. ; with James Dunkly. 
264 1 |a Santa Barbara, California :  |b Praeger,  |c [2013]. 
300 |a xii, 366 pages ;  |c 24 cm 
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504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-357) and index. 
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505 0 |a "A modell of Christian charity": John Winthrop (1588-1649) -- "Our God sent a new storm": Anne Hutchinson -- "The limit of endurable ecstasies": Jonathan Edwards -- The tolerable catechist: Jonathan Mayhew -- "The impassioned little saint with the buring heart": William Ellery Channing -- "The cultural priest and visionary": Ralph Waldo Emerson -- "I am a South Carolinian, you know": Benjamin Morgan Paqlmer -- "In the next generation, I shall be orthodox enough": Henry Ward Beecher -- "The penniless millionaire": Russell H. Conwell -- A social evangelist: Washington Gladden -- Casting out demon rum: Billy Sunday -- "The great divide," Part I: William B. Riley -- "The great divide," Part II: Harry Emerson Fosdick -- "The most noticeable public religious voice": Charles E. Coughlin -- "A realist without despair, an idealist without illusion": Reinhold Niebuhr -- "The moral leader of our nation": Martin Luther King Jr. -- "Above all a preacher": William Sloane Coffin Jr. -- "America's pastor": Billy Graham -- An aptly named prophet: Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. 
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