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A Fiery Gospel

Author : Richard M. Gamble
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Since its composition in Washington's Willard Hotel in 1861, Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" has been used to make America and its wars sacred. Few Americans reflect on its violent and redemptive imagery, drawn freely from prophetic passages of the Old and New Testaments, and fewer still think about the implications of that apocalyptic language for how Americans interpret who they are and what they owe the world. In A Fiery Gospel, Richard M. Gamble describes how this camp-meeting tune, paired with Howe's evocative lyrics, became one of the most effective instruments of religious nationalism. He takes the reader back to the song's origins during the Civil War, and reveals how those political and military circumstances launched the song's incredible career in American public life. Gamble deftly considers the idea behind the song—humming the tune, reading the music for us—all while reveling in the multiplicity of meanings of and uses to which Howe's lyrics have been put. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" has been versatile enough to match the needs of Civil Rights activists and conservative nationalists, war hawks and peaceniks, as well as Europeans and Americans. This varied career shows readers much about the shifting shape of American righteousness. Yet it is, argues Gamble, the creator of the song herself—her Abolitionist household, Unitarian theology, and Romantic and nationalist sensibilities—that is the true conductor of this most American of war songs. A Fiery Gospel depicts most vividly the surprising genealogy of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," and its sure and certain position as a cultural piece in the uncertain amalgam that was and is American civil religion.

The Fiery Gospel for the Crazy World

Author : Isaac Yakubu
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Today's world has a unique challenge. The devil is desperate to catch-up with the winding- up of time in his business. The business of making souls hell-bound as he is. Many are taken captives, hence misbehavior abounds wherever you turn to. The gospel is not without an answer to this madness. Who will volunteer to take the cure to this insane world? Heaven expects all to be. But to meet up with this challenge, the way to go about it must be with a fiery passion for soul!

The Fiery Holy Spirit

Author : Jonathan Kienzler
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LIFE OF ULYSSES S GRANT

Author : EDWARD D. MANSFIELD
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The Sermons and Other Practical Works

Author : Ralph Erskine
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Watchfires

Author : Louis Auchincloss
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I gotthe germ of this tale from an incident in the life of George Templeton Strong recorded in an unpublished section of his famous diary. I later developed it into an article which appeared in my volume of essays, Reflections of a Jacobite. My first attempt to fictionalize it was the short story "In the Beauty of the Lilies" that became a part of The Winthrop Covenant. This novel is my final development of the theme. - Louis Auchincloss

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Christian America and the Kingdom of God

Author : Richard T. Hughes
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The idea of the United States as a Christian nation is a powerful, seductive, and potentially destructive theme in American life, culture, and politics. Many fundamentalist and evangelical leaders routinely promote this notion, and millions of Americans simply assume the Christian character of the United States. 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 conviction and careful consideration, Hughes reviews the myth of Christian America from its earliest history in the founding of the republic to the present day. Extensively analyzing the Old and New Testaments, Hughes provides a solid, scripturally-based explanation of the kingdom of God--a kingdom defined by love, peace, patience, and generosity. Throughout American history, however, this concept has been appropriated by religious and political leaders and distorted into a messianic nationalism that champions the United States as God's "chosen nation" and bears little resemblance to the teachings of Jesus. Pointing to a systemic biblical and theological illiteracy running rampant in the United States, Hughes investigates the reasons why so many Americans think of the United States as a Christian nation despite the Constitution's outright prohibition against establishing any national religion by law or coercion. He traces the development of fundamentalist Christianity throughout American history, noting especially the increased power and widespread influence of fundamentalism at the dawn of the twenty-first century, embodied and enacted by the administration of President George W. Bush and America's reaction to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Great Tribulation a Fiery Trial Can You Escape It

Author : Gladys Scaife
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This book is about the physical war thats coming upon the earth between Jehovah God of heaven with His Christ, against Satan the antichrist, the god of this world. Satan will enact a war upon the inhabitants of the earth for their destruction. In the beginning, the angel Lucifer aka Satan, rebelled in the Kingdom of God causing destructions upon the earth and Man. Satan warred with God in heaven, lost the war and was cast out to the earth. Satan took Adams seat of authority and posterity by deception, in the garden of Eden, transferring the creation of Man unto himself to rule. This war will cause a catastrophic global upheaval before Satans eviction into the bottomless pit for a thousand years. Gladys Scaife has the talent of a teacher. She writes Christian books in a non-traditional fashion to reiterate the prophecies and visions sent to mankind by the God of heaven. Through a book ministry, she helps believers and the world to better understand their beginning and their end in the Kingdom of God upon the earth. Her books bring attention once again to latter day revelation knowledge for mankind to know their end. She has been given the charge by God to prepare the people on the earth with what He has purposed for the latter days. Her books give understanding for reformation of the current endtime knowledge of Gods word.

The Elocutionist s Annual

Author : Jacob W. Shoemaker
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Elocutionist s Annual Number Comprising New and Popular Readings Recitations Declamations Dialogues Tableaux Etc Etc

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Choice Readings for Public and Private Entertainments

Author : Robert McLean Cumnock
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Best Things from Best Authors V 1

Author : Jacob W. Shoemaker
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The American Republic and Human Liberty Foreshadowed in Scripture

Author : George Searle Phillips
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Choice Readings for Public and Private Entertainment

Author : Robert McLean Cumnock
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Sacred Borders

Author : David Holland
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"Why," an exasperated Jonathan Edwards asked, "can't we be contented with. . . the canon of Scripture?" Edwards posed this query to the religious enthusiasts of his own generation, but he could have just as appropriately put it to people across the full expanse of early American history. In the minds of her critics, Anne Hutchinson's heresies threatened to produce "a new Bible." Ethan Allen insisted that a revelation which spoke to every circumstance of life would require "a Bible of monstrous size." When the African-American prophetess Rebecca Jackson embarked on a spiritual journey toward Shakerism, she dreamt of a home in which she could find multiple books of scripture. Orestes Brownson explained to his skeptical contemporaries that the idea drawing him to Catholicism was the prospect of an "ever enlarging volume" of inspiration. Early Americans of every color and creed repeatedly confronted the boundaries of scripture. Some fought to open the canon. Some worked to keep it closed. Sacred Borders vividly depicts the boundaries of the biblical canon as a battleground on which a diverse group of early Americans contended over their differing versions of divine truth. Puritans, deists, evangelicals, liberals, Shakers, Mormons, Catholics, Seventh-day Adventists, and Transcendentalists defended widely varying positions on how to define the borders of scripture. Carefully exploring the history of these scriptural boundary wars, Holland offers an important new take on the religious cultures of early America. He presents a colorful cast of characters-including the likes of Franklin and Emerson along with more obscure figures--who confronted the intellectual tensions surrounding the canon question, such as that between cultural authority and democratic freedom, and between timeless truth and historical change. To reconstruct these sacred borders is to gain a new understanding of the mental world in which early Americans went about their lives and created their nation.

The Gospel Truth

Author : Patrick T. Rhoads
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The skepticism holding sway in our public society practically screams that one cannot be serious and also be Christian. This work exposes the lie to such skepticism. This book adopts the scientific method to demonstrate the underlying facts recorded in the Gospels. The arguments rely solely upon reason and objective criteria to substantiate their conclusions. This fast-paced work by a nuclear engineering executive with more than thirty-five years of experience will defy expectations. Rigorous and systematic, this apologetic work is curated with verve, energy, and wit. It will pique the interests of academics and lay audience alike by answering these questions: -Why is the resurrection a necessary but not sufficient condition for the rise of Christianity? -Who founded Christianity? Hint: it was not Saint Paul, as many suppose. -Why did the church retain all of the Hebrew Bible, even though only a small fraction pertains directly to the New Testament? -How does the church rectify the necessity of justice with the virtue of mercy? -Why did his first followers call Jesus the Christ while fully aware that he did not satisfy the expectations of the Christ in the Hebrew Bible? At the end of the book, readers will ask the same question about Jesus that Jesus asked of the apostles, "Who do you say that I am?"

The Royal Gallery of Poetry and Art

Author : Nathan David Thompson
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Poetic and Artistic Masterpieces

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