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The Resource Change and conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps since 1945, Anne C. Loveland

Change and conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps since 1945, Anne C. Loveland

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Change and conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps since 1945
Title
Change and conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps since 1945
Statement of responsibility
Anne C. Loveland
Title variation
Change and conflict in the United States Army Chaplain Corps since 1945
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Language
eng
Summary
Army chaplains have long played an integral part in America's armed forces. In addition to conducting chapel activities on military installations and providing moral and spiritual support on the battlefield, they conduct memorial services for fallen soldiers, minister to survivors, offer counsel on everything from troubled marriages to military bureaucracy, and serve as families' points of contact for wounded or deceased soldiers--all while risking the dangers of combat alongside their troops. In this thoughtful study, Anne C. Loveland examines the role of the army chaplain since World War II, revealing how the corps has evolved in the wake of cultural and religious upheaval in American society and momentous changes in U.S. strategic relations, warfare, and weaponry. From 1945 to the present, Loveland shows, army chaplains faced several crises that reshaped their roles over time. She chronicles the chaplains' initiation of the Character Guidance program as a remedy for the soaring rate of venereal disease among soldiers in occupied Europe and Japan after World War II, as well as chaplains' response to the challenge of increasing secularism and religious pluralism during the "culture wars" of the Vietnam Era."Religious accommodation," evangelism and proselytizing, public prayer, and "spiritual fitness"provoked heated controversy among chaplains as well as civilians in the ensuing decades. Then, early in the twenty-first century, chaplains themselves experienced two crisis situations: one the result of the Vietnam-era antichaplain critique, the other a consequence of increasing religious pluralism, secularization, and sectarianism within the Chaplain Corps, as well as in the army and the civilian religious community. By focusing on army chaplains' evolving, sometimes conflict-ridden relations with military leaders and soldiers on the one hand and the civilian religious community on the other, Loveland reveals how religious trends over the past six decades have impacted the corps and, in turn, helped shape American military culture. Anne C. Loveland is T. Harry Williams Professor Emerita at Louisiana State University. She is the author of Southern Evangelicals and the Social Order, 1800--1860 and American Evangelicals and the U. S. Military, 1942--1993
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contains biographical information
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1938-
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Loveland, Anne C.
Dewey number
355.3/470973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Legacies of war
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soldiers
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Change and conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps since 1945, Anne C. Loveland
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Army chaplains in cultural transition -- Teaching the religion of democracy -- The sixties watershed -- Chaplains under fire -- Navigating the quagmire -- Ministering to the military institution -- "The conscience of the Army" -- Ministering on the battlefield -- Building soldier morale -- Addressing religious pluralism -- The 2005/2006 culture war -- Developing a culture of pluralism -- Epilogue
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ocn883663704
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unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 349 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781621900795
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)883663704
Label
Change and conflict in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps since 1945, Anne C. Loveland
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Army chaplains in cultural transition -- Teaching the religion of democracy -- The sixties watershed -- Chaplains under fire -- Navigating the quagmire -- Ministering to the military institution -- "The conscience of the Army" -- Ministering on the battlefield -- Building soldier morale -- Addressing religious pluralism -- The 2005/2006 culture war -- Developing a culture of pluralism -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn883663704
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 349 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781621900795
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883663704

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