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The American Bible collects texts Americans argue about

By Daniel Burke, RNS… Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” radically reinterpreted the Declaration of Independence. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech riffed on Lincoln’s lofty language. And Ronald Reagan drafted King’s dream of a country where character outweighs color into an argument against affirmative action. There are certain speeches, songs, books, […]

Book Review: Much to savor, and debate about, in American Bible

By David N. Mosser, Special Contributor… The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation Stephen Prothero HarperOne, 2012 544 pages, hardcover May we quickly disabuse ourselves of two notions pertaining to the title of Stephen Prothero’s new book The American Bible? First, some readers may be irked because they’ll assume that […]