By John D. Wilsey,John Fea
In this striking ebook, 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 notion to be both completely rejected or devotedly embraced. whereas it may bring about abuses, it could actually additionally aspect to confident civil engagement and human flourishing. This publication 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 consequently turn out an enormous touchstone for discussions of yankee identification 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