Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United…

Hardcover | November 15, 2002

byDan Mckanan

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Between 1820 and 1860, American social reformers invited all people to identify God's image in the victims of war, slavery, and addiction. Identifying the Image of God traces the theme of identification--and its liberal Christian roots--through the literature of social reform, focusing onsentimental novels, temperance tales, and slave narratives, and invites contemporary activists to revive the "politics of identification."

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Between 1820 and 1860, American social reformers invited all people to identify God's image in the victims of war, slavery, and addiction. Identifying the Image of God traces the theme of identification--and its liberal Christian roots--through the literature of social reform, focusing onsentimental novels, temperance tales, and slave ...

Dan McKanan is Assistant Professor of Theology at St. John's University and College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.18 inPublished:November 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Identifying the Image of God is extraordinarily persuasive in arguing that the imago dei was crucial to the sentimental structure of feeling."--American Literature