American Myths and the Bible

Foster R. McCurley

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1988

Issue: Our National Self-Understanding (Vol. 8, No 3, Summer, 1988)

Perhaps one should rejoice that Americans have had a source from which values were derived. Surely the people of a land as blessed in resources as ours ought to have some basis out of which to understand both abundance and responsibility. Yet over the years the use of the Bible, or better, the frequent allusion to some favorite passages and concepts in the Bible, has led to a variety of horrors and to a certain bankruptcy in our ability to think holistically.

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