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

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

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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
Creator
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 Drawing from previously unpublished memories, periodicals, official histories, and oral interviews, Jacqueline Whitt charts the role of the chaplaincy in mediating conflicts between their often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
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Military chaplains
  • Military chaplains
  • United States
  • Reconciliation
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Social conflict
  • Social change
Label
Bringing God to men : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War, Jacqueline E. Whitt
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn868580255
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (313 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469614526
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unknown
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Oxford University Press
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868580255
Label
Bringing God to men : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War, Jacqueline E. Whitt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn868580255
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (313 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469614526
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Oxford University Press
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868580255

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