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American Exceptionalism and the Calling: A Genealogy of the Vocational Ethic

William V. Spanos

in Redeemer Nation In the Interregnum: An Untimely Meditation on the American Vocation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268153
eISBN:
9780823272464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268153.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter constitutes a genealogy of the American nation-state and its vocation. It traces the origins of the American capitalist nation-state to the Puritan notion of “the calling”: the call from ... More


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