America - The Covenant Nation - A Christian Perspective - Volume 1: From America's Foundations in the Early 1600s To the Great Depression of the 1930s

America - The Covenant Nation - A Christian Perspective - Volume 1: From America's Foundations in the Early 1600s To the Great Depression of the 1930s

by Miles H Hodges

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This two-volume American history represents simply a restructuring (plus some new material) of an earlier three-volume study - making the study better suited as text for a two-semester college course. 

This particular volume begins with the period in the early 1600s when two very different English societies were established in the New World, one in Virginia and one in New England. The Virginia society simply re-created the rigidly class-based feudal society of the times. The New England society was a most unusual democracy of social equals, covenanted to live under God's - not man's - personal rule. These two American social types would find themselves in rather constant struggle ... as Americans found keeping covenant with God to be very difficult because of man's natural tendency to want to control life, including the lives of others.

This volume will take the American narrative through the rising Age of Reason of the late 1600s, the Christian "Great Awakening" of the mid-1700s, the War of Independence, the founding of a new American Republic, a Second Great Awakening, the spread West of American society, the mounting tensions over the slavery issue, a Civil War, post-war Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution, the Age of Imperialism, World War One, the Roaring Twenties and finally the Great Depression ... with the latter's role in toughening up an American society prior to its call to new global responsibilities.

This study goes deep in the matter not only of the dynamics of social power but also of the cultural-spiritual character of American society and its leaders during these deeply challenging time periods and events.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798985107418
Publisher: Miles H Hodges
Publication date: 10/25/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 572
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Miles Hodges received an MA and PhD from Georgetown University (political science: comparative world politics) and an MDiv from Princeton Seminary (Biblical studies). He has long served as a professor (University of South Alabama: founder and head of the International Studies Program), as a corporate political-risk instructor and consultant, as a pastor (street and prison ministry, plus three Presbyterian congregations), and finally as a social dynamics (the cause of the rise and fall of societies), history, and French teacher at a Christian high school (The King's Academy) in Pennsylvania. And he recently published a three-volume American history (from which this two-volume series largely derives), focusing on the way a very special covenant with God has long guided this nation. And even more recently (2021), he published a personal autobiography focused on his own spiritual journey from cynical realism to a born-again Christian faith.

Table of Contents

Preface: America - The Covenant Nation

Introduction: On Being a Covenant People

1. Colonial Foundations

2. The Colonies Mature

3. Independence

4. The Birth of the American Republic

5. The Young Republic

6. The Shaping of a Nation

7. Expansion ... and Division

8. The Gathering Clouds of War

9. Civil War

10. America Recovers: 1865-1880

11. The "Gilded Age" of American Capitalism

12. American Progressivism

13. The Rationalizing of Western Culture

14. Nationalism, Imperialism, and the "Great War"

15. The "Roaring Twenties"

16. The Great Depression (The 1930s)


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