A City Upon a Hill

How Sermons Changed the Course of American History

by Larry Witham

On Sale: 07/01/2008

A City Upon a Hill

How Sermons Changed the Course of American History

by Larry Witham

On Sale: 07/01/2008

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About the Book

The Words That Stirred a Nation

From colonial times to the present, from Abraham Lincoln to Billy Graham, the sermon has been the dynamic medium through which America conducts its most important debates, motivating us to fight wars as well as fight for peace and ultimately defining the course of our history. A City Upon a Hill tells the American story through these powerful words, showing us at our best—and sometimes at our worst.

Educator and Librarian Resources

Critical Praise

Journalist Witham narrates the history of preaching in America with good pacing and delicious detail. - Publishers Weekly

“[Witham] weaves the summaries into . . . a history of the theology contained in the American sermon.” - Wall Street Journal

Award-winning religion writer Larry Witham says the pulpit has profoundly influenced crucial public debates over independence, abolition, prohibition, civil rights and much more. - American History

One of the “Top Ten Books Every Preacher Should Read” - Preaching Magazine

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061338120
  • ISBN 10: 0061338125
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 07/01/2008
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / United States / General
  • BISAC2 : RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State
  • BISAC3 : RELIGION / General

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