America’s Rise to Greatness Under God’s Covenant

From the Late 1880s to the End of the 1950s

by Miles Huntley Hodges



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/26/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 358
ISBN : 9781973681038
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 358
ISBN : 9781973681021
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 358
ISBN : 9781973681045

About the Book

This book is part of a three-part series on America as a Covenant Nation. This volume covers from the rise of America’s industrial revolution in the late 1800s to America’s taking the position in the Cold-War 1950s as the leader of the “Free World.” It is a typical social (political, economic, and military) history of America—untypical however in how it connects the intellectual, moral and spiritual character of America with those same social events. It takes the reader through the days of Western imperialism, World War One, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War Two, the beginning of the Cold War, and finally the age of Middle-America’s grand success (the 1950s). It focuses heavily on the leaders (most frequently the country’s presidents) and how their own personal spirituality shaped their times—and the way the Christian community in particular responded to both the social challenges facing it and the spiritual leadership attempting to inspire and guide it. It seeks to give the Christian reader (or Secular reader if he or she is willing to be challenged) a highly-detailed knowledge of the historical path—social and spiritual—that has brought us to today’s world … and its enormous challenges.

About the Author

Miles Hodges received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Georgetown University (political science: comparative world politics) and an M.Div. from Princeton Seminary (Biblical studies). He has long served as a professor (University of South Alabama: founder and head of the International Studies Program), as a corporate political-risk instructor and consultant, as a pastor (street and prison ministry plus three Presbyterian congregations), and finally as a social dynamics (the cause of the rise and fall of societies), history, and French teacher at a Christian high school (The King’s Academy) in Pennsylvania.