Redeemer Nation: The Idea of America's Millennial Role / Edition 1

Redeemer Nation: The Idea of America's Millennial Role / Edition 1

by Ernest Lee Tuveson
     
 

Ernest Tuveson here shows that the idea of the redemptive mission which has motivated so much of the United States foreign policy is as old as the Republic itself. He traces the development of this element of the American heritage from its beginning as a literal interpretation of biblical prophecies. Pointing to the application of the millenarian ideal to

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Ernest Tuveson here shows that the idea of the redemptive mission which has motivated so much of the United States foreign policy is as old as the Republic itself. He traces the development of this element of the American heritage from its beginning as a literal interpretation of biblical prophecies. Pointing to the application of the millenarian ideal to successive stages of American history, notably apocalyptic events like the Civil War, Tuveson illustrates its pervasive cultural influences with examples from the writings of Jonathan Edwards, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Timothy Dwight, and Julia Ward Howe, among others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226819211
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
02/28/1980
Series:
Midway Reprint Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

I. Apocalyptic and History
II. The Rationale of the Millennium
III. The Politics of Providence and the Holy Utopia
IV. When Did Destiny Become Manifest?
V. Chosen Race . . . Chosen People
VI. "The Ennobling War"
Appendix: A Connecticut Yankee in the Mystical Babylon
Bibliographical Note
Index

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