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The Resource Chosen nations : pursuit of the kingdom of God and its influence on democratic values in late nineteenth-century Britain and the United States, Christina L. Littlefield

Chosen nations : pursuit of the kingdom of God and its influence on democratic values in late nineteenth-century Britain and the United States, Christina L. Littlefield

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Chosen nations : pursuit of the kingdom of God and its influence on democratic values in late nineteenth-century Britain and the United States
Title
Chosen nations
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pursuit of the kingdom of God and its influence on democratic values in late nineteenth-century Britain and the United States
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Christina L. Littlefield
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eng
Summary
"At the heart of the biblical myth of chosenness is the idea that God has blessed a people to be a blessing to others. It is a mission of solemn responsibility. The six British and American thinkers examined in this study embraced the myth of chosenness for their countries, believed that the liberties they enjoyed were inherently tied to their Protestant faith, and that it was their mission to protect and spread that faith, and its democratic fruit, at home and abroad. Each theologian in this study: Robert William Dale, Hugh Price Hughes, and Brooke Foss Westcott in England; Walter Rauschenbusch, Henry Codman Potter, and Josiah Strong in the United States wanted, in Rauschenbusch's words, to Christianize the social order, seeking to evolve their countries into true Christian nations that would lead to an international kingdom of God. They were all products of their time, yet ahead of their time, and their pursuit of a true, free, national Christianity helped support the development of Western democratic values. However, their belief in chosenness also fueled imperialistic claims, neglected the rights of native peoples, led to anti-Catholicism, and hindered the religious liberties of others" -- Publisher description
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BTCTA
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Littlefield, Christina L
Dewey number
261.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.P7
LC item number
L58 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Emerging scholars
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  • Democracy
  • Christianity and politics
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Chosen nations : pursuit of the kingdom of God and its influence on democratic values in late nineteenth-century Britain and the United States, Christina L. Littlefield
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-254) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000394357
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 263 pages
Isbn
9781451465570
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000394357
  • (OCoLC)837147355
Label
Chosen nations : pursuit of the kingdom of God and its influence on democratic values in late nineteenth-century Britain and the United States, Christina L. Littlefield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000394357
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 263 pages
Isbn
9781451465570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000394357
  • (OCoLC)837147355

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