Sacred Discourse and American Nationality analyzes the role of religious rhetoric in questions on national identity. Eldon J. Eisenach uses his expertise on a variety of topics from religion and politics to the history of political thought to show how progressivism has developed and continues to develop in America. This is the perfect book for scholars and students interested in American political development.
Eldon J. Eisenach is professor emeritus of political science, University of Tulsa.
Introduction: Orientations and Arguments Part One: Sacred Stories and American Political Ideas 1. Jumping Out of Ordinary Time: Sacred Rhetoric in American Political Discourse 2. Liberal Religion and Liberal Politics 3. Emerging Patterns in America's Political and Religious Self-understanding Part Two: National Identity and American Progressivism Introduction to Part Two 4. Progressivism as a National Narrative 5. Progressivism Internationalism Postscript: The 2008 and 2010 Elections in Recent Political Times Master Bibliography: Master Bibliography