A Cautious Patriotism: The American Churches and the Second by Gerald L. Sittser PDF

By Gerald L. Sittser

international battle II was once a turning element in twentieth-century American historical past, and its results on American society were studied from almost each achievable old perspective. previously, although, the position of religion--an very important point of lifestyles at the domestic front--has primarily been neglected. In A wary Patriotism, Gerald Sittser addresses this omission. He examines the problems raised through global warfare II in mild of the reactions they provoked between Catholics, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Unitarians, and participants of different Christian denominations. within the method, he enriches our figuring out of the relationships among church and society, faith and democracy. In planned distinction to the zealous, even jingoistic help they displayed in the course of international warfare I, American church buildings met the occasions of the second one global conflict with ambivalence. even though dedicated to the country, Sittser argues, they have been wary of their patriotic commitments and cautious to take care of loyalty to beliefs of peace, justice, and humanitarianism. spiritual issues performed a task within the debate over American access into the conflict and persisted to resurface over problems with mobilization, army chaplaincy, civil rights, the internment of eastern american citizens, Jewish agony, the losing of the atomic bomb, and postwar planning.

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