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The Resource Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War, (electronic book)

Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War, (electronic book)

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Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War
Title
Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the latter half of the twentieth century, the American military chaplaincy underwent a profound transformation. A broad-based and ecumenical institution in the post-World War II era, the chaplaincy emerged from the Vietnam War as generally conservative and evangelical. In both eras--before and after the conflict in Vietnam--the political, martial, and religious views of the chaplaincy mirrored those of mainstream religious and military culture. During the Vietnam War, though, the chaplaincy underwent an exceptional divergence from this conformation to the mainstream. Because of their dual allegiances to their denominations and to the military, chaplains found themselves thrown into the middle of the heated contention surrounding the conflict. Drawing from previously unpublished memories, periodicals, official histories, and oral interviews, Jacqueline Whitt charts the role of the chaplaincy in mediating conflicts between their often anti-war faiths and the military. In this benchmark study, Whitt shows how Vietnam War-era chaplains served as vital links between diverse communities, sometimes working to reconcile--both personally and publicly--conflicting worldviews, while creating religious contexts unique to combat based on shared experience rather than traditional theologies"--
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Whitt, Jacqueline E
LC call number
DS559.64
LC item number
.W47 2014eb
Nature of contents
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Military chaplains
  • Military chaplains
  • Reconciliation
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Social conflict
  • Social change
  • United States
  • United States
  • Vietnam
Label
Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War, (electronic book)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebs2489147e
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781469612959
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs2489147e
Label
Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebs2489147e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781469612959
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs2489147e

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