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One Nation Under God - The History of Prayer in America-logo

One Nation Under God - The History of Prayer in America

James P. Moore, Jr.

In this highly original approach to the history of the United States, James Moore focuses on the extraordinary role that prayer has played in every area of American life, from the time of the first settlers to the present day and beyond. A stirring chronicle of the spiritual life of a nation, One Nation Under God shows how the faith of Americans-from the founding fathers to corporate tycoons, from composers to social reformers, from generals to slaves-was an essential ingredient in the formation of American culture, character, commerce and creed. One Nation Under God brings together the country's hymns, patriotic anthems, arts, and literature as a framework for telling the story of the innermost thoughts of the people who have shaped the United States we know today. Beginning with Native Americans, One Nation Under God traces the prayer lives of Quakers and Shakers, Sikhs and Muslims, Catholics and Jews, from their earliest days in the United States through the advent of cyberspace, the aftermath of 9/11, and the 2004 presidential election. It probes the approach to prayer by such diverse individuals as Benjamin Franklin, Elvis Presley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Martha Graham, J. C. Penney, Mary Pickford, Cesar Chavez, P. T. Barnum, Jackie Robinson, and Christopher Columbus. It includes every president of the United States as well as America's farmers, clergy, immigrants, industrialists, miners, sports heroes, and scientists. One Nation Under God shows that without prayer, the political, cultural, social, and even economic and military history of the United States would be vastly different from what it is today. It engages in a thoughtful, timely examination of the modern debate over public prayer and how the current approach to prayer bears deep roots in the philosophies of the country's founding fathers, a subject which remains distinct from the debate over church and state.

In this highly original approach to the history of the United States, James Moore focuses on the extraordinary role that prayer has played in every area of American life, from the time of the first settlers to the present day and beyond. A stirring chronicle of the spiritual life of a nation, One Nation Under God shows how the faith of Americans-from the founding fathers to corporate tycoons, from composers to social reformers, from generals to slaves-was an essential ingredient in the formation of American culture, character, commerce and creed. One Nation Under God brings together the country's hymns, patriotic anthems, arts, and literature as a framework for telling the story of the innermost thoughts of the people who have shaped the United States we know today. Beginning with Native Americans, One Nation Under God traces the prayer lives of Quakers and Shakers, Sikhs and Muslims, Catholics and Jews, from their earliest days in the United States through the advent of cyberspace, the aftermath of 9/11, and the 2004 presidential election. It probes the approach to prayer by such diverse individuals as Benjamin Franklin, Elvis Presley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Martha Graham, J. C. Penney, Mary Pickford, Cesar Chavez, P. T. Barnum, Jackie Robinson, and Christopher Columbus. It includes every president of the United States as well as America's farmers, clergy, immigrants, industrialists, miners, sports heroes, and scientists. One Nation Under God shows that without prayer, the political, cultural, social, and even economic and military history of the United States would be vastly different from what it is today. It engages in a thoughtful, timely examination of the modern debate over public prayer and how the current approach to prayer bears deep roots in the philosophies of the country's founding fathers, a subject which remains distinct from the debate over church and state.
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In this highly original approach to the history of the United States, James Moore focuses on the extraordinary role that prayer has played in every area of American life, from the time of the first settlers to the present day and beyond. A stirring chronicle of the spiritual life of a nation, One Nation Under God shows how the faith of Americans-from the founding fathers to corporate tycoons, from composers to social reformers, from generals to slaves-was an essential ingredient in the formation of American culture, character, commerce and creed. One Nation Under God brings together the country's hymns, patriotic anthems, arts, and literature as a framework for telling the story of the innermost thoughts of the people who have shaped the United States we know today. Beginning with Native Americans, One Nation Under God traces the prayer lives of Quakers and Shakers, Sikhs and Muslims, Catholics and Jews, from their earliest days in the United States through the advent of cyberspace, the aftermath of 9/11, and the 2004 presidential election. It probes the approach to prayer by such diverse individuals as Benjamin Franklin, Elvis Presley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Martha Graham, J. C. Penney, Mary Pickford, Cesar Chavez, P. T. Barnum, Jackie Robinson, and Christopher Columbus. It includes every president of the United States as well as America's farmers, clergy, immigrants, industrialists, miners, sports heroes, and scientists. One Nation Under God shows that without prayer, the political, cultural, social, and even economic and military history of the United States would be vastly different from what it is today. It engages in a thoughtful, timely examination of the modern debate over public prayer and how the current approach to prayer bears deep roots in the philosophies of the country's founding fathers, a subject which remains distinct from the debate over church and state.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Leonardo Leoncavallo

Length:

21h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:00


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:47


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:12


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:23


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:38


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:56


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:37


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:34


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:17


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:07


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:01


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:00


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:22


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:19


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:31


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:29


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:39


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:29


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:44


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:24


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:31


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:40


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:51


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:53


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:34


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:47


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:23


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:19


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:07


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:51


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:42


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:17


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:03


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:07


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:14


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:44


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:37


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:36


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:34


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:35


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:32


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:12


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:28


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:52


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:33


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:14


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

01:42


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:24


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:18


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:27


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:03


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:24


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:10


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:02


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

03:34


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:07


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:22


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:42


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:34


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:03


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:09


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:23


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:56


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:47


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

03:52


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

02:12


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:55


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:55


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:29


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:16


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:55


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:14


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:52


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:07


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:56


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

03:52


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:35


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:06


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:42


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:31


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:40


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:20


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:56


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:05


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

02:55


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:39


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:29


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:51


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:43


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:24


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

02:26


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:22


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:41


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:53


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:41


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:07


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

03:49


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:28


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:15


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:43


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:53


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:21


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

03:20


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

02:19


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:08


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:33


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

03:45


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:29


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:01


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

03:18


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

03:32


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:21


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

04:20


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

03:42


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:45


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:44


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:35


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

03:25


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:14


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

04:06


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:28


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:51


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:02


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:06


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:59


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:40


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:45


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

03:45


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

04:44


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

03:57

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