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American providence : a nation with a mission

Stephen H. Webb 1961-2016.


Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (BR 517 .W43 2004 )()

  • Title:
    American providence : a nation with a mission
  • Author: Stephen H. Webb 1961-2016.
  • Description: Introduction : Unapologetic providentialism -- One general and two Americas : a case study in providential rhetoric -- Providence American style : a short history of the construction of the idea of America -- On the question of preferentiality in liberalism and liberation theology -- Resident advisors vs. resident aliens : 9/11 and the persistence of American providence -- A particular theory of providence -- On the two globalisms and the destiny of American Christianity -- Carl Schmitt and the limits of democracy -- Conclusion : American democracy as the dream of the church -- Appendix : Providence and progress.
    The relationship between America and Christianity has never been so hotly contested as it is today. September 11, 2001, and the war on terrorism have had an almost schismatic impact on the Church. American Christians have been forced to ask really hard questions about the relationship of their faith to politics. While some would rather not ask these questions at all, they are unavoidable for a religion that seeks to speak to the whole world, with the expectation of nothing less than global transformation. Like it or not, Christians have to take a stand on the issue of America's alleged imperialism, not only because America is largely a product of the Christian imagination but also because the converse is true-the growth of Christianity worldwide is largely shaped by American values and ideals.
  • Local Note: acq2018pol
  • Publication Date: ©2004
  • Publisher: New York : Continuum
  • Format: x, 181 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 0826416233;ISBN 9780826416230
  • Subjects: USA -- Regierung; Christianity and politics -- United States; Christianity and international relations; Providence and government of God -- Christianity; Christianity and international relations; Christianity and politics; Providence and government of God -- Christianity; Christentum; Politik; Außenpolitik; United States
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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