America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (E–pub)


America's Prophet Moses and the American Story

Download America's Prophet Moses and the American Story é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ve inspired many of the most important figures and defining events in this country’s history from the Mayflower Pilgrims to the Civil Rights movement and how Moses can provide meaning in times of national crisis even today . If you are somewhat familiar with the author s body of writing or about the relationship between American history and theology 1 then you have a fair guess as to what you will find here There will be some dodgy discussion of scripture a great deal of attention spent to research and a high amount of travel all viewed through a somewhat typically left wing Jewish perspective that is also simultaneously pro Southern This was not as enjoyable a book as I thought it would be As a student of religious history and the relationship between the Bible and culture I was familiar with a lot of what the author discussed already Yet as the author notes when discussing the crisis of American theology and politics in the time of the Civil War the Bible ceases to be a viable authority for parties in dispute when it is the interpretation of those scriptures that is in dispute Such disputes can only be resolved by either rhetorical or physical force as was the case in the Civil War The author in many cases wants to have things both ways in using the importance of Moses to American history and culture as a way of bolstering the importance of Judaism while simultaneously not viewing the specific content of the laws as being all that important a fault that was shared by antebellum Southerners who sought legitimacy from the fact that slavery was regulated and permitted in scripture without comparing their own conduct with the content of the laws about slaveryThis slightly than 300 page book is divided into ten chapters that examine the importance of the story of Moses to American history After giving a discussion of the story of Moses in the Bible itself the author looks at the way that Moses has been appropriated generation after generation as a way of providing guidance and legitimacy within the cultural and political sphere So we have Moses as an example to those Puritans fleeing into the wilderness from the tyranny and corruption of Europe a Moses as a model of liberation for Americans fighting for independence and then for slaves A Moses as a defender of the rule of law in the early American republic and as an unlikely defender of slavery in the American South We see Moses appropriated for the movies as in The Ten Commandments and by Communists and civil rights activists We see the author give the expected praise to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr even as he admits King s flagrant plagiarism and towards the end of the book as the author examines the fractured religious identity of contemporary America the author feels it necessary to note that he was not a fan of George W Bush as if that is something to be ashamed ofThis is a book that can be better praised for its content than its approach On the positive side the author makes it clear that Moses and the story of the Exodus has been immensely influential as a model for America and that even in an age like ours a great deal of religious influence through Moses remains There is a lot about the book that I feel negatively about though The author naively claims Moses to have been important than Christ to American history and makes a report that simultaneously seeks to insult Christianity praise the antebellum South for its biblicism and praise contemporary leftists in their search for social justice The author also fails to note that the prosperity gospel and social gospel are eual evils As someone who expected this book to be a lot better than it was I found it immensely disappointing even though one could have guessed how the book would go if you assumed that the author would take the most irritating and offensive aspects of his personal worldview and background and combine them together in a book that manages to collect a lot of facts about the importance of Moses to the American experience and then interpret them without any degree of consistency or godliness1 See for example Chimica. 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Con espansione online you are somewhat familiar with the author s body of writing or about the relationship between American history and theology 1 then Ritual Power Healing and Community you have a fair guess as to what Racso and the Rats of NIMH you will find here There will be some dodgy discussion of scripture a great deal of attention spent to research and a high amount of travel all viewed through a somewhat typically left wing Jewish perspective that is also simultaneously pro Southern This was not as enjoyable a book as I thought it would be As a student of religious history and the relationship between the Bible and culture I was familiar with a lot of what the author discussed already Yet as the author notes when discussing the crisis of American theology and politics in the time of the Civil War the Bible ceases to be a viable authority for parties in dispute when it is the interpretation of those scriptures that is in dispute Such disputes can only be resolved by either rhetorical or physical force as was the case in the Civil War The author in many cases wants to have things both ways in using the importance of Moses to American history and culture as a way of bolstering the importance of Judaism while simultaneously not viewing the specific content of the laws as being all that important a fault that was shared by antebellum Southerners who sought legitimacy from the fact that slavery was regulated and permitted in scripture without comparing their own conduct with the content of the laws about slaveryThis slightly than 300 page book is divided into ten chapters that examine the importance of the story of Moses to American history After giving a discussion of the story of Moses in the Bible itself the author looks at the way that Moses has been appropriated generation after generation as a way of providing guidance and legitimacy within the cultural and political sphere So we have Moses as an example to those Puritans fleeing into the wilderness from the tyranny and corruption of Europe a Moses as a model of liberation for Americans fighting for independence and then for slaves A Moses as a defender of the rule of law in the early American republic and as an unlikely defender of slavery in the American South We see Moses appropriated for the movies as in The Ten Commandments and by Communists and civil rights activists We see the author give the expected praise to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr even as he admits King s flagrant plagiarism and towards the end of the book as the author examines the fractured religious identity of contemporary America the author feels it necessary to note that he was not a fan of George W Bush as if that is something to be ashamed ofThis is a book that can be better praised for its content than its approach On the positive side the author makes it clear that Moses and the story of the Exodus has been immensely influential as a model for America and that even in an age like ours a great deal of religious influence through Moses remains There is a lot about the book that I feel negatively about though The author naively claims Moses to have been important than Christ to American history and makes a report that simultaneously seeks to insult Christianity praise the antebellum South for its biblicism and praise contemporary leftists in their search for social justice The author also fails to note that the prosperity gospel and social gospel are eual evils As someone who expected this book to be a lot better than it was I found it immensely disappointing even though one could have guessed how the book would go if Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman (Compass) you assumed that the author would take the most irritating and offensive aspects of his personal worldview and background and combine them together in a book that manages to collect a lot of facts about the importance of Moses to the American experience and then interpret them without any degree of consistency or godliness1 See for example

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Download America's Prophet Moses and the American Story é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In our nation’s history and development Bruce Feiler’s most fascinating and thought provoking book to date America’s Prophet delves deeply into how the Exodus story and America’s true “Spiritual Founding Father” ha. This book was recommended on Glenn Beck s show once but I found it very disappointing1 this is a Jewish author that didn t even know that the 10 plagues were each an attack on an Egyptian god He called them nuisances Nuisance Yah they were a little than that2 He called God impulsive He said Moses talked God out of being impulsive3 He is anti Catholic but he s anti Catholic without really understanding Catholics Typical4 He said Christians downplay Moses I disagree Moses foreshadowed Christ That is very impt Of course Christ is most impt of all and I understand that a Jewish person would not agree with that That in itself though would not have stopped me from reading the book5 He called the covenants God made with Adam Abraham and Jacob uasi covanenants because they weren t in writing like His covenant with Moses 10 commandments Isn t that like taking today s standards and applying them to yesterday 6 His grammar is incorrect and his editor didn t catch it but I did Again not enough to make me stop reading the book but annoying All together though these things bothered me enough to uit reading it On to something else now Ritual Power Healing and Community yesterday 6 His grammar is incorrect and his editor didn t catch it but I did Again not enough to make me stop reading the book but annoying All together though these things bothered me enough to uit reading it On to something else now

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Download America's Prophet Moses and the American Story é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Bruce Feiler’s New York Times bestsellers Abraham Walking the Bible and Where God Was Born brilliantly explored the roots of faith With America’s Prophet Feiler looks at Moses and the essential role the prophet has played. The premise of this fascinating book is that many key points of American history were based on the biblical character Moses His story had strong influence on the Pilgrims on Harriet Tubman Brigham Young Martin Luther King Jr and on a number of presidents including George Washington Abraham Lincoln and even George W Bush The Second Continental Congress appointed John Adams Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to form a committee to design a seal for the United States Both Franklin and Jefferson independently proposed seal designs picturing scenes from the Exodus They both thought that freedom was an important concept to be embodied in the seal Neither of their proposals was ultimately acceptedThe Liberty Bell is inscribed with words of Moses Proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof A hand of the Statue of Liberty holds a set of tablets reminiscent of Moses He was a national hero for slaves who sang a number of songs about him The comic book hero Superman is based partly on Moses both were sent away as babies by their mothers in order to survive and both grew up unknowingly among people from other tribesMoses has always been a symbol of gaining freedom from oppression This theme figures very strongly in the American psyche Bruce Feiler makes a very strong case for the central role that the story of Moses has played throughout historyI listened to this book as an audiobook which was read by the author Feiler is a mediocre reader his narration does not add much to the impact of the book Nevertheless this book weaves together a compelling story explaining how the concept of liberty holds so strongly among Americans and how Moses is seen almost universally as a hero who embodies this concept

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • America's Prophet Moses and the American Story
  • Bruce Feiler
  • en
  • 19 April 2020
  • 9780060574888

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    Bruce Feiler Í 5 Download Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Í Bruce Feiler America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (E–pub) The premise of this fascinating book is that many key points of American history were based on the biblical character Moses His story had strong influence on the Pilgrims on Harriet Tubman Brigham Young Martin Luther King Jr and on a number of presidents including George Washington Abraham Lincoln and even George

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    America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (E–pub) Bruce Feiler Í 5 Download I really really liked this book and I am sure it has changed the way look at history and many key figures in it

  3. says: Read America's Prophet Moses and the American Story America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (E–pub) Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Í Bruce Feiler

    Read America's Prophet Moses and the American Story Bruce Feiler Í 5 Download Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Í Bruce Feiler Overall this was an excellent book I struggled in the first 100 pages as maybe the author struggled to choose a tense or a voice He jumps from 1st person to third then engages in conversational dialogue It kind of drove me crazy However eventually we hit a stride The discussion of how the story Moses has been evoked thro

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    Bruce Feiler Í 5 Download America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (E–pub) No book deserves five stars but I loved it Feiler documents the way Moses has been used as a major figure in the founding of America and beyond I love the way he does his research and the way he writesThe following is from the reviewer The exodus story is America's story Moses is our real founding father The pilgrims uoted his story Franklin

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    Bruce Feiler Í 5 Download Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Í Bruce Feiler Read America's Prophet Moses and the American Story This book was recommended on Glenn Beck's show once but I found it very disappointing1 this is a Jewish author that didn't even know that the 10 plagues were each an attack on an Egyptian god He called them nuisances Nuisance? Yah they were a little than that2 He called God impulsive He said Moses talked God out of being impulsive3 He is anti Catholic but he's anti Catholic without really understanding Catho

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    America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (E–pub) Not well documented This is a good example of proposing a theory building your arguments but not substantiating them Good exercise in today's environment of fake news and alternate facts You can easily see how he built his case with no foundation Have read enough about the US Revolution to see how forced this

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    America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (E–pub) Interesting premise Very well written I just wasn't overly compelled by the subject matter

  8. says: Read America's Prophet Moses and the American Story Bruce Feiler Í 5 Download America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (E–pub)

    America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (E–pub) Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Í Bruce Feiler If you are somewhat familiar with the author's body of writing or about the relationship between American history and theology 1 then you have a fair guess as to what you will find here  There will be some dodgy discussion of scripture a great deal of attention spent to research and a high amount of travel all viewed through a somewhat typically left wing Jewish perspective that is also simultaneously pro Southern  This was not

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    America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (E–pub) Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Í Bruce Feiler This was a fascinating listen especially at this time of year 4th of July I loved how well interwoven Moses is in so much of America's foundation It was interesting to discover how many past American presidents have not only identified with Moses his exodus and liberation of the Israelites but also have uoted distinct passages from Exodus i

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    Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Í Bruce Feiler Bruce Feiler Í 5 Download America's Prophet Moses and the American Story (E–pub) This is an interesting and fairly uick read about the influence of the story of Moses and Exodus on the history of America

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