A City Upon A Hill: How Sermons Changed the Course of American History

Paperback | July 1, 2008

byLarry Witham

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The Words That Stirred a Nation

From colonial times to the present, from Abraham Lincoln to Billy Graham, the sermon has been the dynamic medium through which America conducts its most important debates, motivating us to fight wars as well as fight for peace and ultimately defining the course of our history. A City Upon a Hill tells the American story through these powerful words, showing us at our best—and sometimes at our worst.

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The Words That Stirred a NationFrom colonial times to the present, from Abraham Lincoln to Billy Graham, the sermon has been the dynamic medium through which America conducts its most important debates, motivating us to fight wars as well as fight for peace and ultimately defining the course of our history. A City Upon a Hill tells the...

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The Puritan founder John Winthrop preached about ?a city upon a hill, ? Abraham Lincoln's two greatest speeches have been called ?sermons on the mount, ? and Martin Luther King's ?I Have A Dream? oration is nothing if not a sermon. Not only can the history of the United States be told through its reflection in the landmark sermons prea...

Larry Witham is the author ofThe Measure of God,Where Darwin Meets the Bible, andBy Design: Science and the Search for God. As a journalist, he has won the Religion Communicators Council's Wilbur Award three times and has received several prizes from the Religion Newswriters Association as well as a Templeton Foundation award for his a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.84 inPublished:July 1, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061338125

ISBN - 13:9780061338120

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