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Taking America Back: The Christian Right Jeremiad

Andrew R. Murphy

in Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter begins by considering Vice President Dan Quayle's 1992 “Murphy Brown” speech, and goes on to explore the rise and rhetoric of the Christian Right, which mobilized American evangelicals ... More


The Past, Present and Future of the American Jeremiad

Andrew R. Murphy

in Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter concludes the book by reflecting on the relationship between the American jeremiad and notions of American national identity, more particularly the idea of national chosenness. The ... More


“Feminization” and the Problem of Jewish Persistence

Jay Geller

in The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233618
eISBN:
9780823241781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233618.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how, in Tractatus-Theologico Politicus's critique of the doctrine of the Jewish people's eternal election and their divine chosenness, Spinoza juxtaposed circumcision, as the ... More


Conclusion: Social Adolescence

William M. Epstein

in The Masses are the Ruling Classes: Policy Romanticism, Democratic Populism, and Social Welfare in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190467067
eISBN:
9780190865948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467067.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The Conclusion argues that the nation’s attachment to policy romanticism prevents its social maturation. Incorporating freely chosen, widely cherished values, policy romanticism remains antagonistic ... More


Introduction

in Exemplarity and Chosenness: Rosenzweig and Derrida on the Nation of Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755214
eISBN:
9780804769976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755214.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the views of philosophers Jacques Derrida and Franz Rosenzweig on the concept of exemplarity and chosenness. The book ... More


The Choice of Israel

Shira Weiss

in Joseph Albo on Free Choice: Exegetical Innovation in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190684426
eISBN:
9780190684457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190684426.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Albo’s conception of free choice plays a role in his innovative analysis of God’s choice of Israel, as described in the Bible. The Hebrew Scriptures neglect to articulate what first attracted God to ... More


A Providentially Ordained Republic: God’s Will and the National Mission

Ricardo A. Herrera

in For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479819942
eISBN:
9781479866786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479819942.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter highlights Americans' sense of divine election, and their belief in themselves and in their mission as a chosen people to effect the spiritual or political regeneration of mankind. This ... More


Chosenness and the Exclusivity of Truth1

Reuven Firestone

in Learned Ignorance: Intellectual Humility among Jews, Christians and Muslims

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199769308
eISBN:
9780190258283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769308.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter tackles the Jewish idea of “chosenness” (or election) that seems to be deeply imbedded, not just in Judaism, but in all major monotheistic faiths. It asks: What might be the origin of ... More


Policy Romanticism

William M. Epstein

in The Masses are the Ruling Classes: Policy Romanticism, Democratic Populism, and Social Welfare in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190467067
eISBN:
9780190865948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190467067.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Chapter 2 sets policy romanticism within the context of American policy making and describes its core concepts of extreme individualism, gnostic thinking, and a sense of chosenness. The chapter ... More


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