American Studies and The American Scholar

Even as Emerson defines genuine scholarship and the
American Scholar with disdain for the number of
degrees and pieces of paper as a false proof that
many flaunt in our faces today in order to snow and
impress, so American Studies must be defined more in
terms of the “History of American Thought” (from
history or literature}, updated all the way to the New
generations of the New World; and in the words of
Spurgeon “let none be such a wiseacre as to think
they have nothing to learn from the past”, American
studies returning to  the classical trends, like an anchor
for scholarship, of men like Commager in “The
American Mind”, Persons in “American Minds”,
Parrington in “Main Currents of American
Thought”, Gabriel in “The Course of American
Democratic Thought” and Merle Curti in “The
Growth of American Thought”.

NOTE:  “Main Doctrines of the American
Democratic Faith” should be the standard for
Christians as it points out effectively the difference
between The American Democratic Faith which as
citizens we all love and respect, and Christian Faith
which must have the priority.

Bare min as these men and their books did for
American scholarship and American Scholars, so
American Studies must include American religion,
literature, economics, history, political science, pure
science and math with computers, and sociology. Those
today who desire to make real scholastic contributions to
American society should consider ways to relief the
economic pressures on most Americans created by the
disparity between the 10% wealthy and the rest, and
strive to deal with the greed and wealth that grows and
creates all this disparity and pressure!
Amazingly Jeremiah and Prophesy dealt with the
similar problems, and you can read about it in
Jeremiah and Prophesy, NDT for short.  The
prosperous and Gospel of Prosperity preachers of
today would justify and spread their philosophy like a
virus, especially in churches and denominations {this
keeps the world and worldly happy even as the false
Prophets of Jeremiah’s days only preached “peace”
and “prosperity”}…

…they promote greed and more greed in terms of
competition as the American way, as “it is just
business”, as blessings from God, and they even have
the gall to quote prosperity often from Jeremiah,
which is both out of context and a lie.  Daily needs,
not wants and greed is a promised blessing from God
with obedience.

American Studies and
The American Scholar

“To be an American is of itself
almost a moral condition, an
education, and a career.”

Navigation Bar Below for
all Q&A search questions
and answers during the
past 9 years, considered
to be a good sample of

Modern Main Currents of
American Thought. See
the Google+ Community
by that name.

Also you will find the
indexes during the 9
years as much research
is hidden there.

 America is Great

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