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Puritan New England and the Foundations 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/9780195321289.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides an in‐depth exploration of the jeremiad in second‐generation New England (c.1660–1685). Delivered primarily in the form of election or fast day sermons, the New England jeremiad ... More


“Christian Patriotism” in Flush: Political Preaching, Antiwar Dissent, and Summer Thanksgiving

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

After the war's second summer, the northern home front showed signs of unrest. Draft resistance, highly divisive state elections, and fears of Copperhead uprisings demonstrated the strength of ... More


“Until the Great Sin…Has Been Removed”: God's Chastening, the Sacred Union, and Emancipation

Sean A. Scott

in A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395990
eISBN:
9780199866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395990.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

Many religious Northerners believed that God demonstrated his care for his chosen people by chastening them when they had sinned and disobeyed his laws. Slavery was one of those national sins, and ... More


A Sermon Delivered on the Day of Prayer: Recommended by the President of the CSA

M. J. Michelbacher

in Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764401
eISBN:
9781800340848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a sermon delivered by M. J. Michelbacher. The occasion for the sermon was one of the many days of fasting and prayer proclaimed by the governments in Richmond and in Washington, ... More


A Sermon on the National Fast-Day

Sabato Morais

in Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764401
eISBN:
9781800340848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter takes a look at a sermon by Sabato Morais. Its structure is fairly straightforward. An introductory section focuses on what may appear to be a relatively minor issue but was apparently ... More


Fast-Day Sermon

Gershom Mendes Seixas

in Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764401
eISBN:
9781800340848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter turns to the sermon of Gershom Mendes Seixas during the War of 1812. This sermon is the only known extant Jewish preaching text responding to any American war before 1861, delivered ... More


Fast-Day Sermon

Samuel Myer Isaacs

in Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764401
eISBN:
9781800340848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses another fast-day sermon, this time by Samuel Myer Isaacs. His sermon begins with a series of rhetorical questions about the need for (yet another) day of fasting, prayer, and ... More


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