Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution (BOK)

James P. Byrd

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The American colonists who took up arms against the British fought in defense of the "sacred cause of liberty." But it was not merely their cause but warfare itself that they believed was sacred. In Sacred Scripture, Sacred War, James P. Byrd shows that the Bible was a key text of the American Revolution. Many colonists saw the Bible as primarily a book about war, and God as not merely sanctioning violence but actively participating in combat. When war came, preachers and patriots turned to scripture, not only for solace, but for exhortations to violence. Byrd has combed through more than 500 wartime sources, which include more than 17,000 biblical citations, to see how the Bible shaped American war, and how war shaped Americans' view of the Bible.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter James P. Byrd
Forlag
Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199843497
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 16,2cm x 23,7cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 468 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of the Americas, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Church history, American War of Independence