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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 larger and for worse. to disregard that historical past is to chop ourselves off from our roots and to disclaim the ancestral reviews that solid our person and collective identity."
—from the prologue

This enormous paintings explores the interaction of faith and politics during the background of the USA. Paul D. Hanson strains American background again to colonial occasions, paying shut cognizance to the function that biblical culture has performed in shaping the nationwide tale of the USA. He then provides a close research of politics within the Bible that's framed through the demanding situations and crises in American background. scholars will learn the way deeply faith has encouraged either household and overseas coverage and contributed to the nation's experience of identification and function. After laying those biblical-historical foundations, Hanson considers a style of biblical interpretation which could converse to the various kingdom of this day. He proposes an inclusive kind of public ethical discourse that invitations complete participation through participants of all non secular and philosophical groups.

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