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The Muhlenbergs of Pennsylvania

Author : Paul A. W. Wallace
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A history of the Muhlenberg family is essentially that of the early development of the young American republic. For two centuries and more this famous family name has been associated with distinction in education, the ministry, science, and government. In this book Paul a. W. Wallace tells the story of the first generation of the family in this country, beginning with Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, who came from Germany in 1742 to become the Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America.

The Muhlenbergs of Pennsylvania

Author : Paul A. W. Wallace
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A history of the Muhlenberg family is essentially that of the early development of the young American republic. For two centuries and more this famous family name has been associated with distinction in education, the ministry, science, and government. In this book Paul a. W. Wallace tells the story of the first generation of the family in this country, beginning with Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, who came from Germany in 1742 to become the Patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America.

A Peculiar Mixture

Author : Jan Stievermann
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Through innovative interdisciplinary methodologies and fresh avenues of inquiry, the nine essays collected in A Peculiar Mixture endeavor to transform how we understand the bewildering multiplicity and complexity that characterized the experience of German-speaking people in the middle colonies. They explore how the various cultural expressions of German speakers helped them bridge regional, religious, and denominational divides and eventually find a way to partake in America’s emerging national identity. Instead of thinking about early American culture and literature as evolving continuously as a singular entity, the contributions to this volume conceive of it as an ever-shifting and tangled “web of contact zones.” They present a society with a plurality of different native and colonial cultures interacting not only with one another but also with cultures and traditions from outside the colonies, in a “peculiar mixture” of Old World practices and New World influences. Aside from the editors, the contributors are Rosalind J. Beiler, Patrick M. Erben, Cynthia G. Falk, Marie Basile McDaniel, Philip Otterness, Liam Riordan, Matthias Schönhofer, and Marianne S. Wokeck.

The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature

Author : George Thomas Kurian
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Covering 2,000 years, this two-volume set is the first encyclopedia devoted to Christian writers and books. In addition to an overview of the Christian literature, this encyclopedia includes more than 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature and more than 400 bio-bibliographical essays describing the principal writers and their works.

The Practice of Pluralism

Author : Mark Häberlein
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The clash of modernity and an Amish buggy might be the first image that comes to one’s mind when imagining Lancaster, Pennsylvania, today. But in the early to mid-eighteenth century, Lancaster stood apart as an active and religiously diverse, ethnically complex, and bustling city. On the eve of the American Revolution, Lancaster’s population had risen to nearly three thousand inhabitants; it stood as a center of commerce, industry, and trade. While the German-speaking population—Anabaptists as well as German Lutherans, Moravians, and German Calvinists—made up the majority, about one-third were English-speaking Anglicans, Catholics, Presbyterians, Quakers, Calvinists, and other Christian groups. A small group of Jewish families also lived in Lancaster, though they had no synagogue. Carefully mining historical records and documents, from tax records to church membership rolls, Mark Häberlein confirms that religion in Lancaster was neither on the decline nor rapidly changing; rather, steady and deliberate growth marked a diverse religious population.

Defining America s Exceptionalism

Author : Roger Anghis
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Many pastors I have spoken with have no problem with the so-called “separation of church and state” and have even told me that it was in our Constitution. Because we no longer teach our Constitution in our schools and we, the pastors, do not teach the importance of who we are and where we came from, we have come to the point where we believe what we are told by academia concerning our Founding Fathers and the Constitution and have been led down a path of falsehoods and deception. It has been long said that if we forget who we are and where we came from, we will not know who we are or where we are going. There are many forces out there determined to remove all vestiges of our religious history. Our Founding Fathers knew that there was to be involvement by the church and allowed the influence of Christianity to be prevalent. The only “separation of church and state” that the founders wanted was an institutional separation. They designed our Constitution so that the government would have no say whatsoever in the exercise of religion by the people. Today’s government has turned that around 180 degrees and is now using what used to guarantee freedom of religion to the removal of religion from the public square. Will we let it continue? It is now the choice of We the People.

America s Political Dynasties

Author : Stephen Hess
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This is the 30th anniversary edition of a book that was hailed on publication in 1966 as "fascinating" by Margaret L. Coit in the Saturday Review and as "masterly" by Henry F. Graff in the New York Times Book Review.The Constitution could not be more specific: "No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States." Yet, in over two centuries since these words were written, the American people, despite official disapproval, have chosen a political nobility. For generation after generation they have turned for leadership to certain families. They are America's political dynasties. Now, in the twentieth century, surprisingly, American political life seems to be largely peopled by those who qualify, in Stewart Alsop's phrase, as "People's Dukes." They are all around usKennedys, Longs, Tafts, Roosevelts.Here is the panorama of America's political dynasties from colonial days to the present in fascinating profiles of sixteen of the leading families. Some, like the Roosevelts, have shown remarkable staying power. Others are all but forgotten, such as the Washburns, a family in which four sons of a bankrupt shopkeeper were elected to Congress from four different states. America's Political Dynasties investigates the roles of these families in shaping the nation and traces the whole pattern of political inheritance, which has been a little considered but unique and significant feature of American government and diplomacy. And in doing so, it also illuminates the lives and personalities of some two hundred often engaging, usually ambitious, sometimes brilliant, occasionally unscrupulous individuals.

Quest for Faith Quest for Freedom

Author : Otto Reimherr
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A collection of essays that portray the role and diverse expressions of religious freedom in Pennsylvania history and point to Pennsylvania's unique contribution to the rise of religious liberty in America. Illustrated.

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

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Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics

Author : George Kurian
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Today, such issues as abortion, capital punishment, sex education, racism, prayer in public schools, and family values keep religion and politics closely entwined in American public life. This encyclopedia is an A-to-Z listing of a broad range of topics related to religious issues and politics, ranging from the religious freedom sought by the Pilgrims in the 1620s to the rise of the religious right in the 1980s.