The American Bible-Whose America Is This?
How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation
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Praise For The American Bible-Whose America Is This?: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation…
— -Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion.
“There are certain speeches, songs, books, letters, laws, and axioms that Americans honor enough to argue about, says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. Like the Declaration of Independence, this almost consecrated canon inspires endless commentary about what it means to be American-and what ‘America’ means.”
— Religion News Service
“Required for putting in one place so many historic pieces that are more opined over than actually read. Awesome scholarship to an admirable purpose.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The American Bible is a provocative, brilliantly realized illumination of American values by means of excerpted historical documents.”
— Colloquy, Harvard University
“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.”
— Washington Post
HarperOne, 9780062123459, 544pp.
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
About the Author
Stephen Prothero is the New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One and a professor of religion at Boston University. His work has been featured on the cover of TIME magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, NPR, and other top national media outlets. He writes and reviews for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, The Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Slate, and other publications. Visit the author at www.stephenprothero.com or follow his tweets @sprothero.