New World metaphysics: readings on the religious meaning of the American experience

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Oxford University Press, 1981 - Philosophy - 464 pages
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From the days of discovery, when America was for Europeans more dream than reality, to our own days of disillusionment and faltering hope, poets, philosophers, historians, novelists, and theologians have drawn on religious themes and images to express the meaning of their encounter with America. Here, in more than one hundred selections, is the record of their quest for a New World metaphysics -- a spiritual vision or ultimate idea of order expressive of the American experience.

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PRESENTIMENTS Francis Bacon 15611626 33
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Amerigo Vespucci 14541512 9 Alexander Whitaker 15851616? 43 From Good Newes from Virginia 1613 43
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Richard Eden 15211576 18 163o 49
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