The American Bible-whose America Is This?: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation by Stephen ProtheroThe American Bible-whose America Is This?: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation by Stephen Prothero

The American Bible-whose America Is This?: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation

byStephen Prothero

Paperback | January 8, 2013

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The New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One presents a provocative crash course in the great “American scriptures”—those texts that have both divided and defined our understanding of what it is to be American. Stephen Prothero gives readers an exciting and user-friendly introduction to American cultural history in The American Bible. Highlighting the touchstones of our collective cultural legacy, from Thomas Paine’s Common Sense to Maya Lin’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial; from the speeches of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan to the novels of Mark Twain and Ayn Rand, and beyond, Prothero’s stirring and provocative handbook peels back the curtain on the inner workings of what makes America tick.
STEPHEN PROTHEROis theNew York Timesbestselling author ofReligious LiteracyandGod Is Not One, a professor of religion at Boston University, and a senior fellow at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. His work has been featured on the cover ofTimemagazine,The Oprah Winfrey Show,The Daily Show with Jon...
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Title:The American Bible-whose America Is This?: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a NationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.81 × 6.88 × 1.36 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062123459

ISBN - 13:9780062123459

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In The American Bible, Prothero has turned his considerable talents to assembling a version of the American canon. The author’s prose is, as usual, spritely, informed and incisive.”