A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood

  • Author : James P. Byrd
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0190902817
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In his Second Inaugural Address, delivered as the nation was in the throes of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that both sides "read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other." He wasn't speaking metaphorically: the Bible was frequently wielded as a weapon in support of both North and South. As James P. Byrd reveals in this insightful narrative, no book was more important to the Civil War than the Bible. From Massachusetts to Mississippi and beyond, the Bible was the nation's most read and respected book. It presented a drama of salvation and damnation, of providence and judgment, of sacred history and sacrifice. When Americans argued over the issues that divided them -- slavery, secession, patriotism, authority, white supremacy, and violence -- the Bible was the book they most often invoked. Soldiers fought the Civil War with Bibles in hand, and both sides called the war just and sacred. In scripture, both Union and Confederate soldiers found inspiration for dying-and for killing-on a scale never before seen in the nation's history. With approximately 750,000 fatalities, the Civil War was the deadliest of the nation's wars, leading many to turn to the Bible not just to fight but to deal with its inevitable trauma. A fascinating overview of religious and military conflict, A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood draws on an astonishing array of sources to demonstrate the many ways that Americans enlisted the Bible in the nation's bloodiest, and arguably most biblically-saturated conflict.

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood [James P. Byrd]

  • Author : James P. Byrd
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0190902809
In his Second Inaugural Address, delivered as the nation was in the throes of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that both sides "read the same Bibl … GET BOOK
Sacred Scripture, Sacred War

Sacred Scripture, Sacred War [James P. Byrd]

  • Author : James P. Byrd
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0199843503
Winner of an Award of Merit in the Christianity Today Book Awards, History/Biography category On January 17, 1776, one week after Thomas Paine published hi … GET BOOK
Onward Southern Soldiers

Onward Southern Soldiers [Traci Nichols-Belt]

  • Author : Traci Nichols-Belt
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 128
  • ISBN-10 : 1614233349
The Civil War was trying, bloody and hard-fought combat for both sides. What was it, then, that sustained soldiers low on supplies and morale? For the Army … GET BOOK
Religion and the American Civil War

Religion and the American Civil War [Randall M. Miller,Harry S. Stout,Charles Reagan Wilson]

  • Author : Randall M. Miller,Harry S. Stout,Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 448
  • ISBN-10 : 0199923663
The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil … GET BOOK
Broken Churches, Broken Nation

Broken Churches, Broken Nation [C. C. Goen]

  • Author : C. C. Goen
  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 198
  • ISBN-10 : 9780865541870
In the first comprehensive treatment of the role of churches in the processes that led to the American Civil War, C.C. Goen suggests that when Presbyterian … GET BOOK
Belgic Confession

Belgic Confession [N.a]

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Fig
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: N.a
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 1623145422
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The God of the Old Testament

The God of the Old Testament [R. W. L. Moberly]

  • Author : R. W. L. Moberly
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1493428381
Walter Moberly is a top Old Testament theologian known for his creative, accessible, and provocative writing. His Old Testament Theology has been well rece … GET BOOK
The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism

The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism [D. Bruce Hindmarsh]

  • Author : D. Bruce Hindmarsh
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0190616709
Evangelicalism appeared as a new pattern of Christian devotion at a moment when the foundations of Anglo-American society were shifting. The Spirit of Earl … GET BOOK
Revelation

Revelation [N.a]

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Bibles
  • Total Pages : 64
  • ISBN-10 : 0857861018
The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological pr … GET BOOK
Upon the Altar of the Nation

Upon the Altar of the Nation [Harry S. Stout]

  • Author : Harry S. Stout
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 576
  • ISBN-10 : 1101126728
A profound and timely examination of the moral underpinnings of the War Between the States The Civil War was not only a war of armies but also a war of ide … GET BOOK
Oliver Hart and the Rise of Baptist America

Oliver Hart and the Rise of Baptist America [Eric C. Smith]

  • Author : Eric C. Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0197506348
Baptists in America began the eighteenth century a small, scattered, often harassed sect in a vast sea of religious options. By the early nineteenth centur … GET BOOK
The Story of Religion in America

The Story of Religion in America [James P. Byrd,James Hudnut-Beumler]

  • Author : James P. Byrd,James Hudnut-Beumler
  • Publisher : Presbyterian Publishing Corp
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 450
  • ISBN-10 : 1646982223
Written primarily for undergraduate classes in American religious history and organized chronologically, this new textbook presents the broad scope of the … GET BOOK
In the Name of God

In the Name of God [O. S. Hawkins]

  • Author : O. S. Hawkins
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 1087743214
In the Name of God tells the story of two iconic figures of national lore. George W. Truett and J. Frank Norris dominated the ecclesiology and church cultu … GET BOOK
The Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards

The Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards [Douglas A. Sweeney,Jan Stievermann]

  • Author : Douglas A. Sweeney,Jan Stievermann
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 728
  • ISBN-10 : 019106890X
The Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards offers a state-of-the-art summary of scholarship on Edwards by a diverse, international, and interdisciplinary grou … GET BOOK
A Consuming Fire

A Consuming Fire [Eugene D. Genovese]

  • Author : Eugene D. Genovese
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 200
  • ISBN-10 : 0820340707
The fall of the Confederacy proved traumatic for a people who fought with the belief that God was on their side. Yet, as Eugene D. Genovese writes in A Con … GET BOOK
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God [Zora Neale Hurston]

  • Author : Zora Neale Hurston
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Reference
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 :
Their Eyes Were Watching God is a 1937 novel by African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston. It is considered a classic of the Harlem Renaissance of the 192 … GET BOOK
Crucible of Command

Crucible of Command [William C. Davis]

  • Author : William C. Davis
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 688
  • ISBN-10 : 0306822466
A dual biography and a fresh approach to the always compelling subject of these two iconic leaders—how they fashioned a distinctly American war, and a la … GET BOOK
Here I Stand - A Life Of Martin Luther

Here I Stand - A Life Of Martin Luther [Roland Bainton]

  • Author : Roland Bainton
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 426
  • ISBN-10 : 1447495748
This early work on Martin Luther is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the life of the monk responsible for translating the B … GET BOOK
To Be a Christian

To Be a Christian [J. I. Packer,Joel Scandrett,Anglican Church in North America]

  • Author : J. I. Packer,Joel Scandrett,Anglican Church in North America
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 160
  • ISBN-10 : 143356680X
Catechesis is an ancient practice of Christian disciple making that uses a simple question-and-answer format to instruct new believers and church members i … GET BOOK
Irish Wisdom Preserved in Bible and Pyramids

Irish Wisdom Preserved in Bible and Pyramids [Conor MacDari]

  • Author : Conor MacDari
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 168
  • ISBN-10 : 1789128323
The solution of the mystery of the pyramids of Egypt has been a problem which has not only puzzled mankind in general during the ages of the past, but whic … GET BOOK
Laudato Si'

Laudato Si' [Pope Francis]

  • Author : Pope Francis
  • Publisher : Le vie della Cristianità
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 :
Laudato Si 'is Pope Francis' second encyclical which focuses on the theme of the environment. In fact, the Holy Father in his encyclical urges all men and … GET BOOK
The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress [John Bunyan]

  • Author : John Bunyan
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: N.a
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 1465526110
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The Bible in American Life

The Bible in American Life [Philip Goff,Arthur E. Farnsley II,Peter J. Thuesen]

  • Author : Philip Goff,Arthur E. Farnsley II,Peter J. Thuesen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 520
  • ISBN-10 : 0190468947
There is a paradox in American Christianity. According to Gallup, nearly eight in ten Americans regard the Bible as either the literal word of God or inspi … GET BOOK
The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible [Barbara Kingsolver]

  • Author : Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 576
  • ISBN-10 : 0061804819
“A powerful new epic . . . [Kingsolver] has with infinitely steady hands worked the prickly threads of religion, politics, race, sin and redemption into … GET BOOK
Women, Race, & Class

Women, Race, & Class [Angela Y. Davis]

  • Author : Angela Y. Davis
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0307798496
From one of our most important scholars and civil rights activist icon, a powerful study of the women’s liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppre … GET BOOK
Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee [Allen C. Guelzo]

  • Author : Allen C. Guelzo
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 608
  • ISBN-10 : 1101946210
From the award-winning historian and best-selling author of Gettysburg comes the definitive biography of Robert E. Lee. An intimate look at the Confederate … GET BOOK