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Holy Land in American Religious Thought, 1620-1948 : The Symbiosis of American Religious Approaches to Scripture's Sacred Territory - Gershon Greenberg

Holy Land in American Religious Thought, 1620-1948

The Symbiosis of American Religious Approaches to Scripture's Sacred Territory

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This book is the first to investigate the effect of the biblical Holy Land on American religious institutions, from early Puritanism in 1620 to Judaism in 1948. It explores the attachment between religious America and the Land of Israel from a pluralistic perspective, tracing the history of religion in America as it relates to the spiritual and geographical identity of the Holy Land. Contents: Preface; Introduction: The Holy Land in American Religious Thought. PART I: THE HOLY LAND COMES TO AMERICA; Puritans and Congregationalists: The Americanization of Zion; Sephardic Jewry: Present and Future Zion; American Indians: Ten Lost Tribes and Christian Eschatology. PART II: NINETEENTH CENTURY INDIVIDUAL TIES TO THE HOLY LAND; Protestant Pilgrims: Disjunction between Expectation and Reality; Protestant Missionaries: Jewish Conversion and Christ's Return; Consuls: Jews and Holy Land History. PART III: RELIGIOUS GROUPS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; Christianity among Blacks: The Spiritual Holy Land; Protestant Liberalists: Jewish Return and Christian Kingdom; Mormons: Dialectical Holy Lands; Judaism: American Impact and Internal Divisions. PART IV: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY; Protestant Liberalism: Universal Ideas; Catholicism: Holy Land of Christ's Crucifixion; Judaism: Centrality of the Land; Conclusion.

This is an immensely learned and erudite book. Greenberg has mastered an enormous literature, organized it and presented it in an innovative way, and demonstrated unsuspected parallels that cut across religious lines. An invaluable contribution.--Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University

Preface
Notes
Introduction: The Holy Land in American Religious Thoughtp. 1
Holy Land and America: A Changing Relationp. 1
Common Religious Concernsp. 2
The Holy Land Comes to Americap. 13
Puritans and Congregationalists: The Americanization of Zionp. 15
The New Land of Scripturep. 15
The Language of the Holy Landp. 33
Sephardic Jewry: Present and Future Zionp. 47
The American Revolution under Godp. 47
Gershom M. Seixasp. 50
American Indians: Ten Lost Tribes and Christian Eschatologyp. 57
Original Christian Viewsp. 57
Derivative Christian Viewsp. 63
Mordecai M. Noahp. 72
Mormonsp. 74
Nineteenth-Century Individual Ties to the Holy Landp. 85
Protestant Pilgrims: Disjunction between Expectation and Realityp. 87
William C. Primep. 87
Herman Melvillep. 92
Mark Twainp. 98
John Fultonp. 102
Thomas de Witt Talmagep. 103
Protestant Missionaries: Jewish Conversion and Christ's Returnp. 113
Fisk, Parsons, and Kingp. 113
James T. Barclayp. 130
Consuls: Jews and Holy Land Historyp. 141
Warder Cressonp. 141
Albert Rhodesp. 146
Victor Beauboucherp. 149
Frank S. de Hassp. 150
Selah Merrillp. 153
Henry Gillmanp. 155
Edwin S. Wallacep. 157
Religious Groups of the Nineteenth Centuryp. 167
Christianity among Blacks: The Spiritual Holy Landp. 169
Prayers and Spiritualsp. 171
Pilgrimsp. 173
Protestant Literalists: Jewish Return and Christian Kingdomp. 191
Milleritesp. 191
Clorinda S. Minorp. 196
William E. Blackstonep. 210
Mormons: Dialectical Holy Landsp. 227
The American Zionp. 227
Restoration of the Land of Israelp. 231
Ritual Travel and Apocalyptic Mythp. 234
Judaism: American Impact and Internal Divisionsp. 259
Reform: Zion in Americap. 259
Reform and Zion-as-Land-of-Israelp. 265
Historical School: Zionism Both Present and Futurep. 266
Orthodox Messianismp. 269
Orthodox Zionismp. 270
The Twentieth Centuryp. 279
Protestant Liberalism: Universal Idealsp. 281
Adolf A. Berle, Sr.p. 281
Harry Emerson Fosdickp. 282
Reinhold Niebuhrp. 284
Catholicism: Holy Land of Christ's Crucifixionp. 289
Romanticismp. 289
Franciscansp. 292
John T. Durwardp. 298
Andrew E. Breenp. 303
Political Ramifications, 1917-1948p. 305
Judaism: Centrality of the Landp. 323
Reform's New Positive Attitudep. 323
Reform's Negative Attitudep. 326
Conservative Judaism: The Land of Israel as Revitalizing Centerp. 329
Orthodox Support for Zionismp. 333
Orthodox Resistance to Zionismp. 335
Nonreligious Zionists and the American Idealp. 339
Secularist Realismp. 341
Conclusionp. 351
Acronymsp. 357
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780819192387
ISBN-10: 0819192384
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 1st October 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.63 x 15.52  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.58