Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity

Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity

Matthew Paul Turner


americans love God. We stamp God on our cash, our bumper stickers, and bodies. With a church on approximately each road, it truly is challenging to disclaim our country's deep reference to the divine.

but tradition critic Matthew Paul Turner says that God did not simply switch America-America replaced God. accordingly, can we even realize the "real" God?

Whip-smart and provocative, Turner explores the USA' large impact on God, informed via an awesome real historical past of religion, politics, and evangelical pyrotechnics.

From Puritans to Pentecostals, from progressives to mega-pastors, Turner examines how American historical past and beliefs remodeled our belief of God. Fearless and humorous, this is often the definitive consultant to the yank adventure of the Almighty-a tale so weird and wonderful, exceptional, and exciting that it could actually simply be made within the U.S.A.

it doesn't matter what your political or spiritual association, this booklet will problem and enjoyment with its razor sharp wit, social observation, and savvy ancient perception. it'll make you think again how you take into consideration the US as a "Christian nation," and assist you re-imagine a greater destiny for God and nation.

finally, Turner dares to invite: Does God keep watch over the way forward for America-or is it the wrong way round?

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