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The Resource Bringing God to men : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War, Jacqueline E. Whitt, (electronic resource)

Bringing God to men : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War, Jacqueline E. Whitt, (electronic resource)

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Bringing God to men : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War
Title
Bringing God to men
Title remainder
American military chaplains and the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline E. Whitt
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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 Drawing from previously unpublished memories, periodicals, official histories, and oral interviews, Jacqueline Whitt charts the role of the chaplaincy in mediating conflicts between their often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
Dewey number
959.704/37
LC call number
DS559.64
LC item number
.W47 2014
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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
  • HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Label
Bringing God to men : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War, Jacqueline E. Whitt, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-286) and index
Contents
Consensus and Civil Religion -- Duty and Relationships -- Conflict and Identity -- Liturgy and Interpretation -- Discourse and Debate -- Reflection and Reconciliation -- Dissent and Mission
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001114114
Dimensions
24 cm
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unknown
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9781469612942
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013031253
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001114114
Label
Bringing God to men : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War, Jacqueline E. Whitt, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-286) and index
Contents
Consensus and Civil Religion -- Duty and Relationships -- Conflict and Identity -- Liturgy and Interpretation -- Discourse and Debate -- Reflection and Reconciliation -- Dissent and Mission
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001114114
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9781469612942
Isbn Type
(paperback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013031253
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001114114

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