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The Resource A Cautious Patriotism : The American Churches and the Second World War, (electronic resource:)

A Cautious Patriotism : The American Churches and the Second World War, (electronic resource:)

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A Cautious Patriotism : The American Churches and the Second World War
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A Cautious Patriotism
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The American Churches and the Second World War
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eng
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Sittser, Gerald L
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dictionaries
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World War II was a turning point in twentieth-century American history, and its effects on American society have been studied from virtually every conceivable historical angle. Until now, though, the role of religion--an important aspect of life on the home front--has essentially been overlooked. InA Cautious Patriotism, Gerald Sittser addresses this omission. He examines the issues raised by World War II in light of the reactions they provoked among Catholics, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Unitarians, and members of other Christian denominations. In the process, he enriches our understanding of the relationships between church and society, religion and democracy. In deliberate contrast to the zealous, even jingoistic support they displayed during World War I, American churches met the events of the Second World War with ambivalence. Though devoted to the nation, Sittser argues, they were cautious in their patriotic commitments and careful to maintain loyalty to ideals of peace, justice, and humanitarianism. Religious concerns played a role in the debate over American entry into the war and continued to resurface over issues of mobilization, military chaplaincy, civil rights, the internment of Japanese Americans, Jewish suffering, the dropping of the atomic bomb, and postwar planning.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value
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A Cautious Patriotism : The American Churches and the Second World War, (electronic resource:)
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ssj0000777029
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1 online resource (330 p.)
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9780807857137
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9780807857137
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000777029
Label
A Cautious Patriotism : The American Churches and the Second World War, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Control code
ssj0000777029
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (330 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780807857137
Other control number
9780807857137
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000777029

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