The Search for Christian America The Search for Christian America explores key questions raised by the movement asserting the Christian heritage of the U S and calling for its recovery Through careful historical and contemporary anal

  • Title: The Search for Christian America
  • Author: Mark A. Noll George M. Marsden
  • ISBN: 9780939443154
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Search for Christian America explores key questions raised by the movement asserting the Christian heritage of the U.S and calling for its recovery Through careful historical and contemporary analysis, the authors address such issues as how much Christian action is required to make a whole society Christian Puritan New England as case study Christian principles The Search for Christian America explores key questions raised by the movement asserting the Christian heritage of the U.S and calling for its recovery Through careful historical and contemporary analysis, the authors address such issues as how much Christian action is required to make a whole society Christian Puritan New England as case study Christian principles vs baptised ideology in the Revolutionary period the stumbling block of incorrect views of America s history for effective Christian involvement in critical public issues the relationship of Christian convictions to political or social agendas learning to think historically as a guard against shortsighted or simplistic approaches Ample footnotes and a bibliographical essay make this volume a helpful reference tool for further study of the Christian nation debate and related issues Mark A Noll is Professor of History at Wheaton College George M Marsden is Professor of the History at University of Notre Dame Nathan O Hatch is President of Wake Forest University.

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    About "Mark A. Noll George M. Marsden"

    1. Mark A. Noll George M. Marsden

      Mark A Noll born 1946 , Francis A McAnaney Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, is a progressive evangelical Christian scholar In 2005, Noll was named by Time Magazine as one of the twenty five most influential evangelicals in America Noll is a prolific author and many of his books have earned considerable acclaim within the academic community The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, a book about the anti intellectual tendencies within the American evangelical movement, was featured in a cover story in the popular American literary and cultural magazine, Atlantic Monthly He was awarded a National Humanities Medal in the Oval Office by President George W Bush in 2006.

    963 thoughts on “The Search for Christian America”

    1. This book addresses some key issues about the church in America. Is it really biblical or is it a combination of doctrine, Bible and patriotism? It also addresses and stresses the big problem of America being the New Jerusalem. Most of the book is dedicated to showing that America is not the New Jerusalem and falls far short. It dragged in some parts but overall it is worth the read. It is an eye opener for people who were born with the idea that America was a Christian nation and founded as suc [...]


    2. While there are some helpful correctives to the popular "Christian America" notion, the authors fail to fully define and examine what is meant by the description. They exhibit a lack of familiarity with the classical Protestant understanding of the relationship between religion and politics, and thus continually use a sort of anabaptist framework. They don't want a full-blown anabaptist settlement, and thus they offer a sort of compromised secularism in its place. Much more should be said.


    3. Up front I'll say this is a little surreal. The book was written by a group of evangelicals during the Reagan administration, so some of the language seems dated and the concerns a little passe. For example, who is this Jerry Falwell fellow they keep talking about??? (Jk)Okay, aside from that the book really does have a lot to offer. It's biggest contribution is probably tracing the way that Christian language changed and adapted over time, legitimizing the US government retrospectively, instead [...]


    4. The authors ( Three historians and professors ) ask a series of crucial questions, taking both a historical and contemporary approach, inductively concluding that the United States was not and is not a “Christian Nation.” They point out that even the idea of a Christian nation is ambiguous, but take the meaning “Christian Nation” throughout the book as a state of society reflecting the ideals presented in scripture. The authors address the problem with the assumption of America being a [...]


    5. Not quite as good as I was hoping for, given the all-star writing team. The authors spend too much time repeating the same point: that America is not the New Jerusalem. Of course, that's a very important point that should be emphasizedOverall, though, the book raises important questions: are we mixing patriotism with Christianity? Are we really applying Biblical principles when we make arguments about our "Christian" history as a nation? Have we come to the point where we've confused the church [...]


    6. Noll's basic thesis is a warning to Christians about reading their theology back into the thinking of the founding fathers. Though the puritans desired a theocracy, this ideology broke down in the colonies and was not the main goal for the founding of America. In fact, many of the founding fathers were deists rather than theist. Noll debunks the idea of a 'Christian Nation' particularly in regards to a 'Christian America'.


    7. Three historians present the facts about the Christian influence on the establishment of America. Fair, critical and probably not the conclusion that religious people or presidents who say "take America back" want to hear. (p.s. I am no so sure that Blacks and women want to take America back to 1776.)


    8. Talbot Course: Reformation and Modern Theology"The purpose of this book is to help evangelical Christians learn to think historically. The final chapter should be required reading for all Christian scholars and studentsAn outstanding book." - Ronald Wells in Christian Scholars Review



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