Download PDF by Peter Gardella: American Civil Religion: What Americans Hold Sacred

By Peter Gardella

the us hasn't ever had an formally demonstrated nationwide church. because the time of the 1st British colonists, it has as an alternative constructed a robust civil faith that melds God and kingdom. In a deft exploration of yankee civil spiritual symbols-from the freedom Bell to the Vietnam Memorial, from Mount Rushmore to Disney World-Peter Gardella explains how the areas, items, and phrases that americans carry sacred got here into being and the way american citizens' emotions approximately them have replaced over the years. as well as reading respected ancient websites and constructions, he analyzes such sacred texts because the statement of Independence, the structure, the Gettysburg handle, the Kennedy Inaugural, and the speeches of Martin Luther King, and indicates how 5 patriotic songs-"The Star-Spangled Banner," "The conflict Hymn of the Republic," "America the Beautiful," "God Bless America," and "This Land Is Your Land"-have been increased into hymns.
Arguing that yes values-personal freedom, political democracy, global peace, and cultural tolerance-have held American civil faith jointly, Gardella chronicles the varied types these values have taken, from Jamestown and Plymouth to the September eleven, 2001 Memorial in New York.

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