For God So Loved the 1 Percent … –

Princeton, N.J.


The concept of “one nation under God” has a noble lineage, originating in Abraham Lincoln’s hope at Gettysburg that “this nation, under God, shall not perish from the earth.” After Lincoln, however, the phrase disappeared from political discourse for decades. But it re-emerged in the mid-20th century, under a much different guise: corporate leaders and conservative clergymen deployed it to discredit Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

This looks like some good material if you are going to preach on Jonah going to Nineveh. I will eagerly await Kevin Kruse’s new book “One Nation Under God: Corporations, Christianity, and the Rise of the Religious Right.” This article is a great preview.

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