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As a city upon a hill

Page Smith

As a city upon a hill

the town in American history.

by Page Smith

  • 239 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • City and town life,
    • United States -- Social conditions

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 309-332.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN57 .S54 1973
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 332, xviii p.
      Number of Pages332
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5411195M
      ISBN 10026269042X
      LC Control Number73001956

      It is now one of the four holy cities of the Jews, and probably existed as a fortress in our Lord's time Thomson's The Land and the Book, p. Hypocrites; Matt. And they will be back, because we remain — as difficult as we can be with each other, we remain that shining city on the hill, and they don't like it. This religion had a direct impact on religious ideas and culture in America.

      Secondly, that He might have the more occasion to manifest the work of his Spirit: first upon the wicked in moderating and restraining them, so that the rich and mighty should not eat up the poor, nor the poor and despised rise up against and shake off their yoke. Naturally the preachers who affected changes in our society are the ones who are best remembered, and he discussed most of them. Answer: The same as before, but with more enlargement towards others and less respect towards ourselves and our own right. It is a history book.

      For of those to whom much is given, much is required It remained an obscure reference for more than another century until Cold War era historians and political leaders made it relevant to their time, crediting Winthrop's text as the foundational document of the idea of American exceptionalism. The sun must be seen by all; the city, by the whole neighbourhood; the lamp, by the family. Preaching styles differ from culture to culture, but the common thread in virtually all Christian circles is the public proclamation of the Word. Rome had forbidden its revival as it forbade everything else that pertained to Jewish national life.


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It seems at first slightly awkward to introduce the figure of a city between those of the sun and the lamp, both these having to do with light. The solution is to stay focused on the type of preaching in which our earliest American forefathers specialized. These groups were known as the Pilgrims, who founded Plymouth Colony in There is a true gradation in the thought of influence.

The Lord will be our God, and delight to dwell among us, as His own people, and will command a blessing upon us in all our ways, so that we shall see much more of His wisdom, power, goodness and truth, than formerly we have been acquainted with.

And they will be back, because we remain — as difficult as we can be with each other, we remain that shining city on the hill, and they don't like it.

Each of the above themes has made an impact on American history because of the prevailing notion of "good" versus "evil" that exists in the American consciousness. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world.

Winthrop assumes in this sermon that a handful of the followers will not stay true to god. To collect a few and profitable points of doctrine out of the natural sense 4.

Sermons have provoked the mob mentality of witch hunts and blacklists, but they have also stirred activists in the womens and civil rights movements.

He sees the Calvinistic individual dimension of chosenness spreading to the entire country, even in its secular counterparts "Manifest Destiny," our national mission, the American Way of Life, American interest, etc.

Swindle on Apr 25, Witham wrote a history, a good history, of how sermons changed the course of American History. Sepphoris was the center of government selected by Herod Antipas for the district of Galilee after his father, Herod the Great, died. Therefore God still reserves the property of these gifts to Himself as Ezek.

I also would have included Dr. Winthrop was convinced that God was going to punish the English Puritans for its heresy against God.

They hoped to establish a pure church that would act as a model for the churches in England. During times of national progress, sermons have often justified greed and indifference.

And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. He covered doctrinal deviations and idiosyncrasies as well as orthodoxy.

History will not judge our endeavors—and a government cannot be selected—merely on the basis of color or creed or even party affiliation. Now if the Lord shall please to hear us, and bring us in peace to the place we desire, then hath He ratified this covenant and sealed our commission, and will expect a strict performance of the articles contained in it; but if we shall neglect the observation of these articles which are the ends we have propounded, and, dissembling with our God, shall fall to embrace this present world and prosecute our carnal intentions, seeking great things for ourselves and our posterity, the Lord will surely break out in wrath against us, and be revenged of such a people, and make us know the price of the breach of such a covenant.

First to hold conformity with the rest of His world, being delighted to show forth the glory of his wisdom in the variety and difference of the creatures, and the glory of His power in ordering all these differences for the preservation and good of the whole, and the glory of His greatness, that as it is the glory of princes to have many officers, so this great king will have many stewards, counting himself more honored in dispensing his gifts to man by man, than if he did it by his own immediate hands.

The sermon has defined America at every step of its history, inspiring great acts of courage and comforting us in times of terror. A city that is set on an hill.

Naturally the preachers who affected changes in our society are the ones who are best remembered, and he discussed most of them.

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For good or for evil, it could not fail to be prominent in the world's history, a city of refuge for the weary, or open to the attacks of the invader. When the destruction of Jerusalem became evident, Rabbi Johanan ben Zakkai arranged to have himself secreted out of the city in a coffin.Jan 18,  · City Upon a Hill” Analysis In the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony gave a sermon to his Puritan atlasbowling.comop writes that God has purposefully made some people poor and others rich in order to perform his work in the different areas of life.

He also speaks of a man’s moral requirement to help others with their needs. Winthrop’s purpose of delivering this sermon to. Book Reading and Discussion - Joseph Conforti, "Another City Upon a Hill" January 16, PM to PM.

USM LAC Room This gripping memoir is both a personal story and a portrait of a distinctive New England place—Fall River, Massachusetts, once the cotton cloth capital of America. Growing up, Joseph Conforti’s world was defined. city upon a hill.

A phrase made famous in by future Massachusetts Gov. John Winthrop, who told Puritans sailing from England that the colonies would serve as a model, a “city upon a hill.” The phrase has come to encapsulate the idea, cited by politicians from John Adams to John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton, that America has special.

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As a City on a Hill reveals the circuitous, unexpected ways Winthrop’s words came to lodge in American consciousness. At the same time, the book offers a probing reflection on how nationalism encourages the invention of “timeless” texts to straighten out the crooked realities of the past.

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