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A Theological Interpretation of American History

4.15  ·  Rating Details  ·  27 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"History does not proceed without the ideas of men behind it -- past, present, and future. Because of this, Gregg Singer's book is a must read for pastors' and people to understand the ideas behind our American history. It is surprising to see how much Calvinism and Calvinistic leaders helped guide our country's founding and achieved stability and freedom, especially for r ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published September 9th 2009 by Solid Ground Christian Books (first published 1964)
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Peter B.
Mar 30, 2015 Peter B. rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology, history, culture
In this book Singer presents an alternative to environmentalist theories of history (such as Marxist economic determinism) and presents a theory of history that sees the theological ideas of the day as vital to the direction of history and culture. He goes through American history by examining the prevalent theological/philosophical system of each period and how a comparison of each system with biblical orthodoxy gives us a way to interpret and understand the history of that period. The progress ...more
John
Jun 30, 2011 John rated it it was amazing
This is the kind of book that is critical reading for any Christian who seeks to understand American history. Singer examines the critical religious and philosophical movements in American history, how they shaped their times, and whether or not they were true to biblical principles.

He begins with Puritanism, and argues that it was critical to the success of the nation's founding. It established critical theological and political systems that the Constitution later took as a model. Later Puritan
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sam tannehill
Dec 30, 2015 sam tannehill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the few history books that didn't just interest or inform but actually changed my mind about something that I had thought I was very firm in my opinion.
Hermonta
Apr 13, 2010 Hermonta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book attempts to show how you cannot understand the history of a people without understanding their worldview at the time. If you trace the trends in how the people in the US have viewed God and how they should live in proper relationship with him, then you will be able to better understand significant events such as the civil war and the world wars following later.
Adam Ross
Mar 30, 2015 Adam Ross rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
C. Gregg Singer was a white segregationist and historical revisionist, in many ways responsible for the "America was a Christian nation" narrative peddled by the Christian right, deeply involved with Rousas John Rushdoony and the dominionist movement.
Douglas Wilson
May 26, 2009 Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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