Encyclopedia of Quotations
Author: William Joseph Federer
Publisher: Amerisearch, Inc.
Category: Literary Collections
This exhaustive reference tool is ideal for students, teachers, attorneys, journalists, speakers, politicians, and more. The book affirms America's Godly heritage with over 2,100 quotations from nearly 700 sources. Fully footnoted.
America in Red and Blue
Author: Sheila Suess Kennedy
Publisher: Baylor University Press
The religious roots of cultural divisions in American political life
How Evangelicals Have Become America's New Mainstream
Author: Monique El-Faizy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
In this important exploration of one of the most misunderstood phenomena of our day, former fundamentalist Christian Monique El-Faizy argues that evangelicals have become the new establishment, constituting over 40% of our population by some estimates. The 2004 Presidential election opened the eyes of many so-called blue state Americans to the reach of evangelical Christianity, yet much of the media and Hollywood still fail to understand the paradigm shift that has placed evangelicals in the American mainstream. With the intimate perspective of a former insider, God and Country takes readers past the edges of the evangelical community into its heart, presenting an in-depth look at megachurches, Christian rock, Christian publishing, and the day-to-day lives of evangelical Americans. El-Faizy shows how, by mimicking many elements of secular America and creating strong communities, evangelical leaders lure converts by the thousands. But while the public face of the movement has softened, the conservative old guard still drives the political agenda. Evangelicals see every aspect of their life through the prism of their faith; their belief is central to every decision, personal, social or political. To dismiss or miscast such an influential population would be a grave mistake. Intelligent, clear-headed and piercing, God and Country is essential reading for anyone interested in our nation's future.
178 Best-loved Songs Full Piano Arrangemens With Chords and Lyrics
Author: Amy Appleby
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
(Music Sales America). The essential songbook to celebrate the spirit of America. Full-sounding piano arrangements that are easy to play. Complete music, lyrics and chord symbols for all voices and instruments.
The Rise of Polish and Lithuanian Ethnic Consciousness in America, 1860-1910
Author: Victor R. Greene
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
An investigation of the roots of ethnic self-awareness at the parish and neighborhood levels. Greene questions the traditional interpretation of the immigrant experience and illuminates an important chapter of American history. Distributed for the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
Author: Kay Dee Lilley
Publisher: Xulon Press
I Kay Dee Lilley am a concerned wife, mother, citizen, and an American Patriot at heart. My heart's desire is for the truth to be told to all Americans, that America is God's Country and our foundation is His heart cry, to spread His liberties throughout our nation. My book will show through our American symbols, currency, monuments, Founding Fathers, Presidents and many quotes that America is a Christian nation built on Judeo Christian Principles, henceforth the name of this book is God's Country, America's Heart Cry! God is counting on us to arise, stand up, speak up, to use our voice to declare His choice, to restore the foundation of America. America's future depends on "We The People" to come together in agreement to use our God given liberties to defend our freedoms. Will you accept the challenge?
Our Nation Built on a Christian Foundation
Author: Glover Shipp
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Out of a deep concern for our nation and its drift away from its Christian roots, Glover Shipp presents powerful proofs that it was founded on faith in God. He begins with the earliest colonial document, the Mayflower Charter, and traces the God theme throughout our history. In doing so, he draws on historical documents, monuments, songs, poems, and statements by well-known figures in our society. Unlike some other books of this kind, In God We Trust . . . or Do We? presents inaugural speeches by many of our presidents, private correspondence by leading figures in our nation, the constitutions of our fifty states, Supreme Court decisions that influence church-state relations, and references to God on our national monuments, in our national hymns, and in our poetry. Above all, Shipp points out the inconsistency between interpretations of The Establishment Clause and what really goes on in government. You will find In God We Trust . . . or Do We? a valuable resource for considering and defending the spiritual principles upon which our nation was founded.
Christian Zionism in America
Author: Samuel Goldman
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
The United States is Israel's closest ally in the world. The fact is undeniable, and undeniably controversial, not least because it so often inspires conspiracy theorizing among those who refuse to believe that the special relationship serves America's strategic interests or places the United States on the right side of Israel's enduring conflict with the Palestinians. Some point to the nefarious influence of a powerful "Israel lobby" within the halls of Congress. Others detect the hand of evangelical Protestants who fervently support Israel for their own theological reasons. The underlying assumption of all such accounts is that America's support for Israel must flow from a mixture of collusion, manipulation, and ideologically driven foolishness. Samuel Goldman proposes another explanation. The political culture of the United States, he argues, has been marked from the very beginning by a Christian theology that views the American nation as deeply implicated in the historical fate of biblical Israel. God's Country is the first book to tell the complete story of Christian Zionism in American political and religious thought from the Puritans to 9/11. It identifies three sources of American Christian support for a Jewish state: covenant, or the idea of an ongoing relationship between God and the Jewish people; prophecy, or biblical predictions of return to The Promised Land; and cultural affinity, based on shared values and similar institutions. Combining original research with insights from the work of historians of American religion, Goldman crafts a provocative narrative that chronicles Americans' attachment to the State of Israel.
Author: Tom Freiling
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Author: Carole J. Keller
Publisher: Xulon Press
Keller explores America's spiritual roots, a self-government flowing from God's covenant with the people. She also discusses the biblical principles for restoration of those values. (Social Issues)
Author: Patrick Allitt
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Moving far beyond the realm of traditional "church history," Patrick Allitt here offers a vigorous and erudite survey of the broad canvas of American religion since World War II. Identifying the major trends and telling moments within major denominations and also in less formal religious movements, he asks how these religious groups have shaped, and been shaped by, some of the most important and divisive issues and events of the last half century: the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, feminism and the sexual revolution, abortion rights, the antinuclear and environmentalist movements, and many others. Allitt argues that the boundaries between religious and political discourse have become increasingly blurred in the last fifty years. Having been divided along denominational lines in the early postwar period, religious Americans had come by the 1980s to be divided along political lines instead, as they grappled with the challenges of modernity and secularism. Partly because of this politicization, and partly because of the growing influence of Asian, Latino, and other ethnic groups, the United States is anomalous among the Western industrialized nations, as church membership and religious affiliation generally increased during this period. Religion in America Since 1945 is a masterful analysis of this dynamism and diversity and an ideal starting point for any exploration of the contemporary religious scene.
Piety and Politics in the New Christian Right
Author: Michael Lienesch
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Category: Political Science
This balanced and comprehensive study of Christian conservative thinking focuses on the 1980s, when the New Christian Right appeared suddenly as an influential force on the American political scene, only to fade from the spotlight toward the end of the decade. In Redeeming America, Michael Lienesch identifies a cyclical redemptive pattern in the New Christian Right's approach to politics, and he argues that the movement is certain to emerge again. Lienesch explores in detail the writings of a wide range of Christian conservatives, including Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Phyllis Schlafly, and Tim and Beverly LaHaye, in order to illuminate the beliefs and ideas on which the movement is based. Depicting the thinking of these writers as a set of concentric circles beginning with the self and moving outward to include the family, the economy, the polity, and the world, Lienesch finds shared themes as well as contradictions and tensions. He also uncovers a complex but persistent pattern of thought that inspires periodic attempts to redeem America, alternating with more inward-looking intervals of personal piety.
Author: Ronald Lora,William Henry Longton
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
From the rise of industrial capitalism to the end of the Cold War, this book profiles the most significant conservative journals of the past century.
Native Americans And The National Parks
Author: Philip Burnham
Publisher: Island Press
Category: Business & Economics
The mythology of "gifted land" is strong in the Park Service, but some of our greatest parks were "gifted" by people who had little if any choice in the matter. Places like the Grand Canyon's south rim and Glacier had to be bought, finagled, borrowed -- or taken by force -- when Indian occupants and owners resisted the call to contribute to the public welfare. The story of national parks and Indians is, depending on perspective, a costly triumph of the public interest, or a bitter betrayal of America's native people.In Indian Country, God's Country historian Philip Burnham traces the complex relationship between Native Americans and the national parks, relating how Indians were removed, relocated, or otherwise kept at arm's length from lands that became some of our nation's most hallowed ground. Burnham focuses on five parks: Glacier, the Badlands, Mesa Verde, the Grand Canyon, and Death Valley. Based on archival research and extensive personal visits and interviews, he examines the beginnings of the national park system and early years of the National Park Service, along with later Congressional initiatives to mainstream American Indians and expand and refurbish the parks. The final chapters visit the parks as they are today, presenting the thoughts and insights of superintendents and rangers, tribal officials and archaeologists, ranchers, community leaders, curators, and elders. Burnham reports on hard-won compromises that have given tribes more autonomy and greater cultural recognition in recent years, while highlighting stubborn conflicts that continue to mark relations between tribes and the parks.Indian Country, God's Country offers a compelling -- and until now untold -- story that illustrates the changing role of the national parks in American society, the deep ties of Native Americans to the land, and the complicated mix of commerce, tourism, and environmental preservation that characterize the parks system. Anyone interested in Native American culture and history, the history of the American West, the national park system, or environmental history will find it a fascinating and engaging work.
Author: Alesia Graham
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
If something is to be resolved, something must first exist; and if this is so, then where did it originate from? A problem means that the fruit of evil is at work, and you must understand the origin of evil and how it took root. By taking root, which means a seed has been planted and has taken root and has become a problem and it will continue to grow until the root has been destroyed. Answering Americas problem is a short version of how to rid ourselves of the fruit of evil that we are facing today. ------------------------- After enduring a life of hardship and pain, God has gifted me to write. When I became isolated from people because I did not want to share my experiences, I began a relationship talking to the Lord. It was during these conversations that God began to reveal himself to me. When I realized that I had been gifted to write the first book, I gave it to the work of God. After time passed, God gave me the second book entitled Answering Americas Problem and he said, This one is for you. This book came about just by communing with God, and he began to reveal the contents written therein. God talked about how important it is to be able to identify a problem. If something is to be resolved, something must first exist. And if you find that something existing, then you must find out where it originated from if you desire to get rid of it. After a problem has been identified, there are measures that have to be taken to get rid of the problem. You must also be able to identify the key player and determine what method is being used because the key player must be exposed. If the key player is not exposed, you can never get rid of him; it will simply be a game of hide and seek. The law of God plays an important role in problem solving when the key player is the devil because the devil always operates opposite God. And unless Gods ways is known, you will not know when the devil is involved. To know what is good and what is bad, you must understand the order in which God operates. When something has become a problem, that means evil is at work. To get rid of the problem, you must understand the origin of evil and how it took root. By taking root, which means a seed has been planted, this will allow the problem to grow and it will continue to grow until the root has been destroyed. Understanding God is the only way to defeat the devil. The devil is a spirit; he is a voice. If he was flesh and blood, we may have a chance at defeating him, but how can we defeat a spiritsomething we cannot see? We can only defeat him by resisting his ways, and God will teach us how through his word. Answering Americas problem is a short version of how to rid ourselves of the problem that we are facing today. The teachings that are written in the book began with me many years ago as I endured so much pain that allowed me to touch the very heart of God. Now the time has come for me to share with the world the things that God has shared with me.
Foundation for Greatness
Author: Carlos Zamorano
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation. - George Washington
An Evangelical Critique of Christian America
Author: John D. Wilsey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Is America a Christian nation? This question has loomed large in American culture since the Puritans arrived on American shores in the early seventeenth century. More recently, the Christian America thesis has been advocated by many evangelical leaders across the denominational spectrum. This book contributes to the conversation by critiquing, from an evangelical perspective, the idea that America is a Christian nation as articulated by specific writers over the past three decades. Wilsey asserts that the United States was not conceived as a Christian nation, but as a nation with religious liberty. Herein lies the genius of the Founders and the uniqueness of America.
The Surprising History of an Iconic Song
Author: Sheryl Kaskowitz
Publisher: OUP USA
The song 'God Bless America' has come to inhabit our collective consciousness. This book tells the fascinating story behind the song, from its composition in 1918 by Irving Berlin, to its first performance by Kate Smith in 1938, to its post 9/11 popularity.