Coverart for item
The Resource The great and holy war : how World War I became a religious crusade, Philip Jenkins

The great and holy war : how World War I became a religious crusade, Philip Jenkins

Label
The great and holy war : how World War I became a religious crusade
Title
The great and holy war
Title remainder
how World War I became a religious crusade
Statement of responsibility
Philip Jenkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work offers the first look at how religion created and prolonged the First World War. At the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the war, the author, a historian, reveals the powerful religious dimensions of this modern-day crusade, a period that marked a traumatic crisis for Western civilization, with effects that echoed throughout the rest of the twentieth century. The war was fought by the world's leading Christian nations, who presented the conflict as a holy war. Thanks to the emergence of modern media, a steady stream of patriotic and militaristic rhetoric was given to an unprecedented audience, using language that spoke of holy war and crusade, of apocalypse and Armageddon. But this rhetoric was not mere state propaganda. The author reveals how the widespread belief in angels and apparitions, visions and the supernatural was a driving force throughout the war and shaped all three of the major religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam, paving the way for modern views of religion and violence. The disappointed hopes and moral compromises that followed the war also shaped the political climate of the rest of the century, giving rise to such phenomena as Nazism, totalitarianism, and communism. Connecting numerous remarkable incidents and characters, from Karl Barth to Carl Jung, the Christmas Truce to the Armenian Genocide, the author creates a powerful and persuasive narrative that brings together global politics, history, and spiritual crisis and shows how religion informed and motivated circumstances on all sides of the war
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jenkins, Philip
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Messianism
  • Eschatology
Label
The great and holy war : how World War I became a religious crusade, Philip Jenkins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from angels to Armageddon -- The Great War : the age of massacre -- God's war : Christian nations, holy warfare, and the kingdom of God -- Witnesses for Christ : cosmic war, sacrifice, and martyrdom -- The ways of God : faith, heresy, and superstition -- The war of the end of the world : visions of the last days -- Armageddon : dreams of apocalypse in the war's savage last year -- The sleep of religion : Europe's crisis and the rise of secular messiahs -- The ruins of Christendom : reconstructing Christian faith at the end of the age -- A new Zion : the crisis of European Judaism and the vision of a new world -- Those from below : the spiritual liberation of the world's subject peoples -- Genocide : the destruction of the oldest Christian world -- African prophets : how new churches and new hopes arose outside Europe -- Without a caliph : the Muslim quest for a godly political order
Control code
ocn864366209
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 438 pages
Isbn
9780062105141
Lccn
2013041013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023616696
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The great and holy war : how World War I became a religious crusade, Philip Jenkins
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-417) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: from angels to Armageddon -- The Great War : the age of massacre -- God's war : Christian nations, holy warfare, and the kingdom of God -- Witnesses for Christ : cosmic war, sacrifice, and martyrdom -- The ways of God : faith, heresy, and superstition -- The war of the end of the world : visions of the last days -- Armageddon : dreams of apocalypse in the war's savage last year -- The sleep of religion : Europe's crisis and the rise of secular messiahs -- The ruins of Christendom : reconstructing Christian faith at the end of the age -- A new Zion : the crisis of European Judaism and the vision of a new world -- Those from below : the spiritual liberation of the world's subject peoples -- Genocide : the destruction of the oldest Christian world -- African prophets : how new churches and new hopes arose outside Europe -- Without a caliph : the Muslim quest for a godly political order
Control code
ocn864366209
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 438 pages
Isbn
9780062105141
Lccn
2013041013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023616696
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Sydney Jones LibraryBorrow it
      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
Processing Feedback ...