America as the New Jerusalem

Christopher J. Richmann

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 5/1/2020

Paired Article (Face to Face): America as the New Jerusalem

Issue: Jerusalem (Vol. 40, No 2, Spring, 2020)

Across the religious spectrum of American Christianity, the symbol of the New Jerusalem has exerted a powerful attraction. The hope for the New Jerusalem from God in Revelation has often been tied to the founding of America, and to the American exceptionalism that sees this founding as connected with God’s will for humanity.

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