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Christian America and the Kingdom of God
by Richard T. Hughes
University of Illinois Press, 2012
Paper: 978-0-252-07889-7 | Cloth: 978-0-252-03285-1 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09154-4
Library of Congress Classification BR517.H83 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 277.308

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The idea of the United States as a Christian nation is a powerful, seductive, and potentially destructive theme in American life, culture, and politics. And yet, as Richard T. Hughes reveals in this powerful book, the biblical vision of the "kingdom of God" stands at odds with the values and actions of an American empire that sanctions war instead of peace, promotes dominance and oppression instead of reconciliation, and exalts wealth and power instead of justice for the poor and needy. With extensive analysis of both Christian scripture and American history from the founding of the republic to the present day, Christian America and the Kingdom of God illuminates the devastating irony of a "Christian America" that so often behaves in unchristian ways.

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