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1:  America: state and Notion 
  • CIVIL MYTHS OF the United States AND CIVIL RELIGION 
  • RELIGIOUS MYTHS AND VISIONS OF AMERICA
  • RACIAL MYTHS AND VISIONS OF AMERICA
2:  Native American Myths and Visions of America
  • TURTLE ISLAND delusion AND fantasy OF mom EARTH 
  • DEGANAWIDAH LEGEND
  • IROQUOIS impact THESIS: delusion OR HISTORY?
3.  Protestant Myths and Visions of America
  • PURITAN fable OF AMERICA
  • MANIFEST future MYTH
  • CURSE OF HAM MYTH
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN EXODUS COUNTER-MYTH
4. Catholic Myths and Visions of America
  • PAPAL compliment OF AMERICA
  • AMERICANIST delusion OF AMERICA
  • PAPAL RESPONSES TO AMERICANIST fable OF AMERICA
  • CAN AMERICANIST fable OF the United States develop into A REALITY?
5.  Jewish Myths and Visions of America 
  • JEWISH VISIONS OF the United States AS A replicate OF JEWISH IDEOLOGIES
  • JEWISH delusion OF the US AS PROMISED LAND 
  • JEWISH fantasy OF COLUMBUS
  • JEWISH PRAYERS FOR the US: COMMUNAL VISIONS OF AMERICA
  • ORTHODOX JUDAISM'S conventional PRAYER FOR GOVERNMENT
  • CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM'S imaginative and prescient OF AMERICA
  • REFORM JUDAISM'S imaginative and prescient OF AMERICA
  • RECONSTRUCTIONIST JUDAISM'S imaginative and prescient OF AMERICA
  • JEWISH AMERICANISM: CULT OF SYNTHESIS
6.  Mormon Myths and Visions of America
  • GARDEN OF EDEN MYTH
  • LOST TRIBES fable COLUMBUS MYTH
  • CONSTITUTION MYTH
  • FOUNDING FATHERS MYTH
  • THEODEMOCRACY MYTH
  • AMERICA AS ZION MYTH
  • MARK OF CAIN MYTH
7.  Christian identification Myths and Visions of America
  • TWO-SEED MYTH
  • MUD RACES MYTH
  • LOST TRIBES MYTH
  • WHITE native land MYTH
  • RACIAL HOLY warfare MYTH
8.  Black Muslim Myths and Visions of America
  • YACUB MYTH
  • MOTHER aircraft MYTH
  • DESTRUCTION OF the United States MYTH
9.  Contemporary Muslim Myths and Visions of America
  • GREAT devil MYTH
  • AXIS OF EVIL COUNTER-MYTH
  • EFFORTS TO DISPEL nice devil fantasy AND to lessen FALLOUT FROM AXIS OF EVIL MYTH
10.  Buddhist Myths and Visions of America
  • SOKA GAKKAI'S delusion OF AMERICA'S moment RENAISSANCE
  • ROBERT THURMAN'S delusion OF AMERICA'S moment RENAISSANCE
  • DALAI LAMA'S BUDDHIST DEMOCRACY delusion AND imaginative and prescient OF AMERICA'S global ROLE
11.  Baha'i Myths and Visions of America
  • BRIEF advent TO THE BAHA'I FAITH
  • BAHA'I MYTHS AS A "SACRED heritage" OF AMERICA
  • BAHA'I EMANCIPATION/CIVIL battle MYTH
  • BAHA'I WILSONIAN MYTH
  • BAHA'I imaginative and prescient OF future OF AMERICA
12.  Conclusion: How Minority Faiths Redefined America's global Role
  • RELIGIOUS MYTHS AND VISIONS OF the United States RECAPITULATED
  • OVERVIEW OF AMERICA'S international ROLE
  • FINAL REFLECTIONS: an international CIVIL RELIGION?

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25 As the ideology of American nationalism, Manifest Destiny reflected America’s belief in 36 Religious Myths and Visions of America a “providentially assigned role . . ” 29 Accordingly, the expansionist wars against Mexico in the 1840s and Spain in the 1890s were direct outcomes of this ideology translated into national policy. Manifest Destiny arose during the Revolutionary and Federalist periods, when the 13 colonies, in their quest to forge an independent union and to preserve its sense of national purpose, required an ideology that would provide a coherent rationale.

There can be no denying the fact, however, that the Curse 40 Religious Myths and Visions of America made its most harmful appearance in America, and there can be no denying the central role it played in sustaining the slave system. ” Its place in American thought of the time was succinctly described in 1862 by Alexander Crummel, a man born in the United States to freed slaves. ” 50 Proslavery ideologues saw slaves as depraved by nature, since Ham, as the ancestor of Africans, embodied the debased character that drew Noah’s wrath.

To state the obvious, they belonged exclusively to Euro-Americans, and not to the Native Americans. ” “Providence” had so decreed, it would seem. ” Let us now see how this doctrine was translated into American and world history. Mostafa Rejai, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Miami University, Ohio, provides this clear overview across the horizons of history, in which Manifest Destiny had a direct impact on the destiny of vast territories and their peoples: Manifest destiny is going to refer, among other things, to the physical direction in which the country is going to be moving.

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