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The Bible CauseA History of the American Bible Society$
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John Fea

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190253066

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The Bible Cause

John Fea

Oxford University Press

The introduction lays out some of the key themes that will be covered in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society (ABS). Throughout its 200-year history the ABS has focused its attention on two themes: first, it has distributed the Bible as a means of heralding the “good news” of Jesus Christ. Second, it has used the Bible as a tool for building a Christian civilization. The ABS has accomplished these goals by working with all Christian denominations and churches, particularly those who have been in a position of religious and cultural power in the United States.

Keywords:   American Bible Society, Roy Peterson, Christian America, John Erickson, Bible in America, Religion in America

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