By John D. Wilsey,John Fea
In this impressive e-book, John Wilsey strains 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 look as a monolithic inspiration to be both absolutely rejected or devotedly embraced. whereas it may bring about abuses, it could additionally aspect to positive civil engagement and human flourishing. This publication considers traditionally and theologically what makes the difference.
Neither the time period nor the assumption of yank exceptionalism goes away. John Wilseys cautious background and research will as a result turn out a huge touchstone for discussions of yank id within the many years to come.
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American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea by John D. Wilsey,John Fea