The Battle for the American Mind: A Brief History of a Nation's Thought

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2004 - 357 頁
The Battle for the American Mind brings together religion, politics, economics, science, and literature to present a compelling history of the American people. In this brief and entertaining book, noted historian Carl J. Richard argues that there have been three worldviews that have dominated American thought--theism, humanism, and skepticism. Theists put their faith in God, humanists in man, and skeptics have faith in neither god nor man. Each worldview has had an epoch of domination, leading to the present "Age of Confusion" where theists, humanists, and skeptics battle one another for control of American hearts and minds. By clearly explaining what Americans believed, exploring why they did so, and showing how that impacted the nation's development, Carl J. Richard presents a unique portrait of the United States--past and present.
 

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Addressing the general reader, Richard (history, Univ. of Louisiana, Lafayette; The Founders and the Classics ) here offers a generally substantive reevaluation of extant published sources dealing ... 閱讀評論全文

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Protestant Reformation The Crucible of American Theism
3
Early American Protestantism
27
The Age of Humanism
71
The Rise of Modern Humanism
73
The Origins and Varieties of Republicanism
111
Economic Theories
151
Revivalism Reform and Romanticism in the Antebellum Period
185
The Age of Skepticism
235
The Rise of Modern Skepticism
237
Pragmatism
279
The Age of Confusion
309
American Thought since World War II
311
Bibliographical Suggestions for General Readers
337
Index
347
About the Author
357
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Carl J. Richard is professor of history at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He is the author of The Founders and the Classics and Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World. He lives in Broussard, Louisiana.

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