Readership: General readers, scholars and students of American History and Biblical Studies.
James P. Byrd, Assistant Professor of American Religious History, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
James P. Byrd is Assistant Professor of American Religious History, Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research, and Fellow in the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture, Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion.
"There is much to be gleaned from Sacred Scripture, Sacred War. It will be foundational for all future studies of the Bible and the American Revolution, and it will be of great interest and relevance for broader studies of religion in late colonial America." - Benjamin M Guyer, Reviews in History,
Chapter 1: ''The Curse of Cowardice'': Biblical Patriotism and the Martial Power of the Sermon
Chapter 2: ''The Lord is a Man of War'': Moses, the Exodus, and the Spirit of '76
Chapter 3: ''Curse ye Meroz'' and ''Cursed Be He that Keepeth Back his Sword from Blood'': Deborah, Jeremiah, and the Militant American Jeremiad
Chapter 4: ''Teacheth My Hands to War, and My Fingers to Fight'': David's Revolutionary Heroism ''After God's Own Heart''
Chapter 5: ''The Liberty wherewith Christ hath Made Us Free'': Peter, Paul, and Patriotism
Chapter 6: ''The Fierceness and Wrath of Almighty God'': Revelation in the Revolution
Epilogue: An American Patriot's Bible