America, Amerikkka Elect Nation and Imperial Violence

by Rosemary Radford Ruether

Part of the Religion and Violence Series

America, Amerikkka Elect Nation and Imperial Violence Synopsis

America views itself as a nation inhabiting a promised land and enjoying a favoured relation with God. This view of unique election has been coupled with racial exclusivism and the marginalization of non-white citizens. America, Amerikkka? traces the historical and ideological patterns behind America's sense of itself. In its examination of America's chosenness , the book ranges across the doctrine of the rights of man in the 18th and 19th centuries, the role of America in the twentieth century as global policeman , and the enforcement of neo-colonial relations over the third world . The volume argues for a vision of global relations between peoples based on justice and mutuality, rather than hegemonic dominance.

America, Amerikkka Elect Nation and Imperial Violence Press Reviews

An important look at the dark underside of American history. - The Journal of Church and State

Book Information

ISBN: 9781845531577
Publication date: 1st January 2007
Author: Rosemary Radford Ruether
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: History of the Americas,

About Rosemary Radford Ruether

Rosemary Radford Ruether is Visting Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University, USA

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