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American Zion : the Old Testament as a political text from the Revolution to the Civil War / Eran Shalev.

Shalev, Eran, 1970- (author.).
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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Political aspects.
Bible. Old Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Old Testament.
United States > Politics and government > 1775-1783.
United States > Politics and government > 1783-1865.
United States > Religion.
Bible and politics > United States > History.
United States > Relations > Israel.
Israel > Relations > United States.
Nationalism > United States > History.
Political culture > United States > History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780300188417
  • ISBN: 0300188412
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 239 pages)
  • Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; Yale University Press, [2013]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-229) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: "The Jewish Cincinnatus" : Biblical Republicanism in the Age of the American Revolution -- "The United Tribes, or States of Israel" : The Hebrew Republic as a Political Model before the Civil War -- "A Truly American Spirit of Writing" : Pseudobiblicism, the Early Republic, and the Cultural Origins of the Book of Mormon -- Tribes Lost and Found : Israelites in Nineteenth-Century America -- Evangelicalism, Slavery, and the Decline of an Old Testament Nation -- Conclusion: Beyond Old Testamentism : The New Israel after the Civil War.
Summary, etc.: The Bible has always been an integral part of American political culture. Yet in the years before the Civil War, it was the Old Testament that influenced political rhetoric. This book explores how this powerful predicliction for Old Testament narratives & rhetoric shaped a wide range of debates & cultural discussions.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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