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The Resource As a city on a hill : the story of america's most famous lay sermon, Daniel T. Rodgers

As a city on a hill : the story of america's most famous lay sermon, Daniel T. Rodgers

Label
As a city on a hill : the story of america's most famous lay sermon
Title
As a city on a hill
Title remainder
the story of america's most famous lay sermon
Statement of responsibility
Daniel T. Rodgers
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill," John Winthrop warned his fellow Puritans at New England's founding in 1630. More than three centuries later, Ronald Reagan remade that passage into a timeless celebration of American promise. How were Winthrop's long-forgotten words reinvented as a central statement of American identity and exceptionalism? In As a City on a Hill, leading American intellectual historian Daniel Rodgers tells the surprising story of one of the most celebrated documents in the canon of the American idea. In doing so, he brings to life the ideas Winthrop's text carried in its own time and the sharply different yearnings that have been attributed to it since. As a City on a Hill shows how much more malleable, more saturated with vulnerability, and less distinctly American Winthrop's "Model of Christian Charity" was than the document that twentieth-century Americans invented. Across almost four centuries, Rodgers traces striking shifts in the meaning of Winthrop's words--from Winthrop's own anxious reckoning with the scrutiny of the world, through Abraham Lincoln's haunting reference to this "almost chosen people," to the "city on a hill" that African Americans hoped to construct in Liberia, to the era of Donald Trump. As a City on a Hill reveals the circuitous, unexpected ways Winthrop's words came to lodge in American consciousness. At the same time, the book offers a probing reflection on how nationalism encourages the invention of "timeless" texts to straighten out the crooked realities of the past
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rodgers, Daniel T.,
Dewey number
970.980
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Winthrop, John
  • Sermons, American
Label
As a city on a hill : the story of america's most famous lay sermon, Daniel T. Rodgers
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780691181592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1032581239
  • (OCoLC)1032581239
  • 2440576
Label
As a city on a hill : the story of america's most famous lay sermon, Daniel T. Rodgers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 355 pages
Isbn
9780691181592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1032581239
  • (OCoLC)1032581239
  • 2440576

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