Monday 22 February 2021

Christian History Magazine on How the Bible Has Shaped the USA

The latest issue of Christian History Magazine is devoted to the topic of ‘America’s Book: How the Bible Helped Shape a Nation’.

Here’s a paragraph from the Editorial:

‘In American history the Bible has looked large [in many ways]. So many, in fact, that we’re going to publish two issues on it. This, the first, explores the way the Bible has formed much of our civic life – animating governmental ideals, shaping national identity, prompting reform, causing political union and political division, and supplying novelists and artists and songwriters with fertile creative material. We’ll follow this up next year with the story of how the Bible has been used in the American church – from Sunday schools and Bible quizzing to preaching, hymn-writing, liturgy-shaping, and the founding of specifically American denominations.’

The whole magazine is available as a 7.5 MB pdf here.

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