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James Knox Polk

(1795–1849) US Democratic statesman, 11th President of the USA (1845–49). His term of office resulted in major territorial additions to the USA: Texas was admitted to the Union ...

Tennessee

Tennessee   Reference library

The Almanac of American Politics (51 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2024
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics, Human Geography
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23,088 words
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...lionized him. (Today, Jackson’s home and plantation east of Nashville, the Hermitage, has an extensive exhibit documenting its enslaved people.) Tennessee is a state with a certain civility: Both Confederate and Union generals paid respectful calls on Sarah Polk, the widow of President James K. Polk who stayed carefully neutral, in her Nashville mansion. Yet it was better known as a cultural battleground for much of the 20th century. On one side were the Fugitives, writers like John Crowe Ransom and Allen Tate, who contributed to “I’ll Take My Stand,” a...

Jeremiah

Jeremiah   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
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12,922 words
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....] Bibliography Achtemeier, Elizabeth . Jeremiah . Knox Preaching Guides. Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1987. An accessible, brief theological reading of Jeremiah for the Christian church. Regularly draws connections to New Testament texts, homiletics, and Christian theological concepts (e.g., Dietrich Bonhoeffer's notion that immature believers are seeking “cheap grace” is applied to the hapless Zedekiah). Allen, Leslie C. Jeremiah . Old Testament Library. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox, 2008. A balanced, solid commentary that focuses on the...

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