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 Worldandnation: Revisiting a 'shining city on a hill'
The Gospel of Matthew, 5:14-16, reads, "You are the light of the world, a city set on a hill cannot be hid," a passage that Reagan often quoted in his speeches to project his view of America as a beacon of freedom and hope in the world.
This is an excerpt: "For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill.
A fervent Puritan, Winthrop's imagery of the model Christian society as a city on a hill became an American literary and political motif.
www.sptimes.com /2004/06/12/news_pf/Worldandnation/Revisiting_a__shining.shtml   (403 words)

 America is a shining city upon a hill - SourceWatch
America is a shining city upon a hill
And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.
For George Herbert Walker Bush, it was on the campaign trail when the city on the hill shined so bright it became 'a thousand points of light.' And Bill Clinton's nod to Winthrop was to adopt the Puritan's idea of 'covenant,' the notion that America has a special role in the eyes of God.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=America_is_a_shining_city_upon_a_hill   (917 words)

 John Winthrop and a 'City upon a hill'
John Winthrop spoke of a 'City Upon A Hill'.
This "City upon a hill" was not the 'Holy City' the Children of Abraham and those friends of the Puritans,
The shining city they saw was nothing less than a reflection and an image of the Holy City of God.
endtimepilgrim.org /puritans02.htm   (1147 words)

 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Boston remaking "city upon a hill" amid clash of tradition, innovation
For a city that has worked desperately to put on a Sunday polish for a week of national attention, these reminders of the historically expensive and divisive Big Dig highway project are alarmingly visible.
During the convention, the city will point to the near-complete megaproject as a symbol of a visionary "New Boston," a city that is brainy, innovative, progressive and tolerant — part Athens, part Silicon Valley, part Greenwich Village.
As John Winthrop, the city's first leader, wrote, Boston was meant to be a "city upon a hill," an example for the world.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2001988501_boston26.html   (2102 words)

 A Model of Christian Charity --- by Gov. John Winthrop, 1630
Upon this ground stands all the precepts of the moral law, which concerns our dealings with men.
Upon this ground the Israelites were to put a difference between the brethren of such as were strangers, though not of the Canaanites.
We shall shame the faces of many of God's worthy servants, and cause their prayers to be turned into curses upon us till we be consumed out of the good land whither we are going.
religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu /sacred/charity.html   (4291 words)

 Shining city upon a hill
But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity.
And as I walk off into the city streets, a final word to the men and women of the Reagan revolution, the men and women across America who for eight years did the work that brought America back.
We made the city stronger, we made the city freer, and we left her in good hands.
homepage.mac.com /drbrett/iblog/C1677978116/E306779489   (409 words)

 Here's What's Left: Which city? What hill?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill.
The eyes of all people are upon us so that if we shall deal falsely with our god in this work we have undertaken and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.
A city on a hill cannot be hidden.
hereswhatsleft.typepad.com /home/2004/06/which_city.html   (1101 words)

 City upon a hill: Yale's shiny science citadel | Jan 21, 2000
City upon a hill: Yale's shiny science citadel
She added that her graduate students are excited, even if they will not get to use the labs, because of the new facilities' impact on Yale's prestige and future hiring.
Summers sees the social space on Science Hill as "an opportunity to reach out to non-science colleagues," if, for example, space is made available for non-science-related club meetings and for arts performances.
www.yaleherald.com /archive/xxix/2000.01.21/news/p3sciencehill.html   (1274 words)

 Jewish Post - News - City Upon the Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He has dedicated his public life to turn the city into a model city which is sailing thanks to his municipal kind of leadership on the waves of the 21st century.
This is a city upon the hill, a city of open opportunities.
This city is in an accelerated process of building thanks to the sophisticated policy of its mayor.
www.jewishpost.com /jp0801/jpn0801f.htm   (558 words)

 Embracing that 'City Upon a Hill': Charles Euchner and William Fowler
Embracing that 'City Upon a Hill': Charles Euchner and William Fowler
Winthrop may have failed to preserve his city upon a hill, yet his sense of mission and commitment continues to resonate in our society.
The city's struggle to create new civic spaces on the surface of the Central Artery is well known.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /news/opeds/2002/city_hill_euchner_bg_090402.htm   (899 words)

 Puritan Belief
This "City upon a hill" was not the 'Holy City' the children of Abraham and the Pilgrims were seeking.
Their "City on a hill" was very definitely an earthly reflection of the Holy City.
The shining city they were now seeing in their mind's eye was something glorious and holy.
endtimepilgrim.org /puritans03.htm   (2117 words)

 John Winthrop: A Modell
Upon this ground stands all the precepts of the morrall lawe, which concernes our dealings with men.
Doe good to all, especially to the household of faith; upon this ground the Israelites were to putt a difference betweene the brethren of such as were strangers though not of the Canaanites.
On the contrary most heavy cursses are layed upon such as are straightened towards the Lord and his people, Judg.
history.hanover.edu /texts/winthmod.html   (3676 words)

 City upon a Hill -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
City upon a Hill -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
It was long believed that the speech was given aboard ship not long before landing; recent research has shown, however, that it was almost certainly given in England prior to departure.
These Puritan values of hard work, moral uprightness, and education still remain a part of American culture and morality today.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ci/city_upon_a_hill.htm   (298 words)

 City Upon A Hill Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Winthrop's speech was famously quoted in the farewell address of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/City_upon_a_Hill   (643 words)

 MELUS: Hybridizing the "City upon a Hill" in Toni Morrison's Paradise
MELUS: Hybridizing the "City upon a Hill" in Toni Morrison's Paradise
As a result, Ruby emerges as the City upon a Hill for its inhabitants, and its status as such is reinforced by the jeremiad rhetoric which controls its myths of origins and guarantees its homogeneity.
Thus, the Rubinites reproduce an exclusionist hegemonic community based on racial purity and patriarchal authority, where the elite is made up of those fl men of pure ancestry who are the guardians of a myth of origins directed to maintaining the status quo.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2278/is_4_28/ai_n6129662   (1219 words)

 Subhash Kak's Blog - Subhash Kak web blogs, Subhash Kak blogger in India
Behind the palace-temple is a pond, a small replica of the Govardhan Hill, and further in the background is a large hill, from the top of which one can see the wide expanse of the Austin valley.
Other highpoints of the conference were the hikes to the top of the hill, a very, very wild Holi with a fire-engine spraying the participants, and garba and bhangra dance performances late at night in the open columned arena next to the pond.
Mendeleev, as the discoverer of the order in chemical elements, was tipping his hat to the Sanskrit grammarians of yore who had created astonishingly sophisticated theories of language based on their discovery of the two-dimensional patterns in basic sounds.
www.sulekha.com /expressions/column.asp?cid=305944   (1114 words)

 norikos_author: A toast, to the shining city upon the hill
At least, I hope that he lacked the capacity to understand what was going on in the world the last few years, the ability to understand that America is no longer regarded as the shining city on the hill.
Perhaps, when Reagan left office, we were a shining city upon the hill, but now...now we are more like the remnants of a city which is collapsing, leaving a decaying, depressed, crime-ridden hulk.
We never were the shining city upon the hill.
www.livejournal.com /users/norikos_author/6164.html   (1393 words)

 Once a City upon a Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Puritans desired to serve as a lighthouse to New England when they established the "city on a hill" envisioned by Governor John Winthrop.
While the colony was intended to show their wayward English brethren across the sea how a biblically based society worked, the leaders of the colony became what they detested in only five years.
If we as a church, however, are unwilling to try to correct the course of our country, change the direction of the courts and bolster the family, we shouldn't be outraged that the homosexuality agenda finds nothing but a smoldering wick where the candle of Christianity used to be.
www.lifeway.com /lwc/lwc_cda_article/0,1643,A=155599&X=1&M=50088,00.html   (764 words)

 Insight on the News: Shining City Upon a Hill - Catholic community to be established in Pennsylvania - Brief Article
A Catholic society is planning a city in the medieval tradition, mixing faith and culture.
This city, which has no name yet, aims to be a citadel of Catholic culture with daffy Masses in Latin, a college specializing in classical education, church bells tolling hourly and streets configured to be safe for families with children.
It will be constructed like the French towns of Vezelay, Angouleme and the island fortress city of Mont St. Michel in that at its crest will be a church, visible for miles as the guiding light of its inhabitants.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1571/is_36_16/ai_66031175   (1040 words)

 American Rhetoric: Mario Cuomo - Keynote Address at the 1984 Democratic National Convention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He said, "Why, this country is a shining city on a hill." And the President is right.
A shining city is perhaps all the President sees from the portico of the White House and the veranda of his ranch, where everyone seems to be doing well.
But there's another city; there's another part to the shining the city; the part where some people can't pay their mortgages, and most young people can't afford one; where students can't afford the education they need, and middle-class parents watch the dreams they hold for their children evaporate.
www.americanrhetoric.com /speeches/cuomo1984dnc.htm   (3327 words)

 Encyclopedia: City upon a Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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City upon a Hill is the phrase often used to refer to John Winthrop's famous sermon, "A Model of Christian Charity,", of 1630, based on Matthew 5:14 ("You are the light of the world.
Encarta and Britanica have more information about John Winthrop and "City Upon a Hill"
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/City-upon-a-Hill   (774 words)

 A City Set Upon a Hill -- Devotions.org: Daily Thoughts for Living   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A City Set Upon a Hill by C.
A Christian is not to be a village in a valley, but "a city set upon a hill;" he is not to be a candle under a bushel, but a candle in a candlestick, giving light to all.
Retirement may be lovely in its season, and to hide one's self is doubtless modest, but the hiding of Christ in us can never be justified, and the keeping back of truth which is precious to ourselves is a sin against others and an offence against God.
www.backtothebible.org /devotions/classics/morning/11/2/8/2   (401 words)

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City on a Hill: Thailand - Rick, Lisa, Kristin and Ricky Caynor
The purpose of “City on a Hill” is to facilitate a Church Planting Movement that will result in a Missions Movement among unreached people groups throughout Asia for the Glory of God.
City on a Hill gives North American college students the opportunity to experience missions firsthand exposing them to the great harvest in Asia.
www.cityonahill.abwe.org   (342 words)

 Address to the Massachusetts General Court   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Today the eyes of all people are truly upon us--and our governments, in every branch, at every level, national, state and local, must be as a city upon a hill--constructed and inhabited by men aware of their great trust and their great responsibilities
For we are setting out upon a voyage in 1961 no less hazardous than that undertaken by the Arabella in 1630.
Finally, were we truly men of dedication--with an honor mortgaged to no single individual or group, and compromised by no private obligation or aim, but devoted solely to serving the public good and the national interest.
www.jfklibrary.org /j010961.htm   (913 words)

 We Must Remain the Shining City Upon a Hill - by Sen. Richard Durbin
As we mourn the passing of President Ronald Reagan, we should recall his vision of America as a shining city upon a hill — a model of democracy, freedom and the rule of law that people around the world look to for inspiration.
Our city upon a hill must hold steady in defense of our principles no matter what storm.
Use of torture and other illegal methods is a poor technique that yields unreliable results, may damage subsequent collection efforts, and can induce the source to say what he thinks the interrogator wants to hear.
www.antiwar.com /orig/durbin.php?articleid=2832   (3263 words)

 Ronald Reagan - The Shining City Upon A Hill  On January 25
The course that you have chosen is far more in tune with the hopes and aspirations of our people than are those who would sacrifice freedom for some fancied security.
Standing on the tiny deck of the Arabella in 1630 off the Massachusetts coast, John Winthrop said, “We will be as a city upon a hill.
The leadership of the free world was thrust upon us two centuries ago in that little hall of Philadelphia.
www.albertarose.org /Remember/Reagan/Reagan_Shining_City.htm   (3627 words)

 A City Upon a Hill - Still Possible?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These great traditions, upon which America reached a level of development, heretofore unknown, are still inadequate to successfully guide the nation and the world into the new millennium.
To fulfill that role, however, it must not only recover its republican and biblical heritage, but build on them to provide an environment where all the families will have the opportunity to flourish and become spiritually mature.
In this way, this nation may yet realize the vision of John Winthrop, the first Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, that America might be a "city upon a hill" -- a beacon of hope to all the world.
www.familyfed.org /Articles/cityhill.htm   (983 words)

 SSM Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
No doubt that city ought to be clean and admirable, a city without sin, a city without evil.
Since He is God and God is love, the city is saturated with the fragrance of love, joy, peace, and unity.
This city has all good things from the Lord Jesus and nothing from the devil is found here.
www.swordofthespiritministries.net /city.htm   (251 words)

 BrothersJudd Blog: HOWDY, PURITAN?:
Footnote on Reagan’s ‘City on a Hill’ phrase (L. John VanTil, 06/19/2004, Z Wire)
Because, he said, “we shall be as a city upon a hill,” continuing with the observation that all the world would be watching to see how they did in their little experiment in America, ready to mock them if they failed.
Interesting to note though that when Ronald Reagan first famously used the "city on a hill" phrase, back when he was writing all his own material, he didn't make the Pilgrim mistake, We Will Be A City Upon A Hill (Ronald Reagan, January 25, 1974, First Conservative Political Action Conference):
www.brothersjudd.com /blog/archives/013709.html   (1009 words)

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