By Matthew Paul Turner
American citizens love God. We stamp God on our funds, our bumper stickers, and bodies. With a church on approximately each road, it's challenging to disclaim our country's deep reference to the divine.
but tradition critic Matthew Paul Turner says that God didn't simply switch America-America replaced God. for that reason, will we even realize the "real" God?
Whip-smart and provocative, Turner explores the United States' gigantic impression on God, advised via an grand real heritage of religion, politics, and evangelical pyrotechnics.
From Puritans to Pentecostals, from progressives to mega-pastors, Turner examines how American historical past and beliefs remodeled our conception of God. Fearless and humorous, this can be the definitive advisor to the yank adventure of the Almighty-a tale so extraordinary, impressive, and enjoyable that it may well purely be made within the U.S.A.
it doesn't matter what your political or non secular association, this ebook will problem and enjoyment with its razor sharp wit, social remark, and savvy ancient perception. it'll make you think again how you take into consideration the United States as a "Christian nation," and assist you re-imagine a greater destiny for God and nation.
eventually, Turner dares to invite: Does God regulate the way forward for America-or is it the wrong way round?
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