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Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11 - Murphy, Andrew R
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America's supposed moral decline from an imagined golden age, and the threat of divine punishment for the sin of straying from the path of righteousness, have been consistent themes in its political and religious rhetoric. But why is this myth so compelling to Americans? In Prodigal Nation, Andrew Murphy investigates the jeremiad's historical roots and probes the ways in which it continues to illuminate larger themes and tensions in American social and political life. He examines its role in colonial New England, shows how ...

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Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11 2011, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199775279

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Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195321289

Hardcover