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The Resource Religion and American foreign policy, 1945-1960 : the soul of containment, William Inboden

Religion and American foreign policy, 1945-1960 : the soul of containment, William Inboden

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Religion and American foreign policy, 1945-1960 : the soul of containment
Title
Religion and American foreign policy, 1945-1960
Title remainder
the soul of containment
Statement of responsibility
William Inboden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Cold War was in many ways a religious war. Presidents Truman and Eisenhower and other American leaders believed that human rights and freedom were endowed by God, that God had called the United States to defend liberty, and that Soviet communism was evil because of its atheism and enmity to religion. Along with security and economic concerns, these religious convictions helped determine both how the United States defined the enemy and how it fought the conflict. Meanwhile, American Protestant churches failed to seize the moment. Internal differences over theology and politics, and resistance to cooperation with Catholics and Jews, hindered Protestant leaders domestically and internationally. Frustrated by these internecine disputes, Truman and Eisenhower attempted to construct a new civil religion to mobilize domestic support for Cold War measures, determine the strategic boundaries of containment, unite all religious faiths against communism, and to undermine the authority of communist governments abroad
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1972-
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Inboden, William
Dewey number
973.91
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Truman, Harry S
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Cold War
  • Christianity and politics
  • Religion and politics
  • Civil religion
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Religion and American foreign policy, 1945-1960 : the soul of containment, William Inboden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-329) and index
Color
other
Contents
Hopes deferred: Protestants and foreign policy, 1945 -- 1952 -- Unity dissolved: Protestants and foreign policy, 1953-1960 -- The "real" Truman Doctrine: Harry Truman's theology of containment -- To save China: Protestant missionaries and Sino-American relations -- Guided by God: the unusual decision-making of Senator H. Alexander Smith -- Chosen by God: John Foster Dulles and America -- Prophet, priest, and president: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the new American faith
Control code
ocn266932991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 356 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521513470
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)266932991
Label
Religion and American foreign policy, 1945-1960 : the soul of containment, William Inboden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-329) and index
Color
other
Contents
Hopes deferred: Protestants and foreign policy, 1945 -- 1952 -- Unity dissolved: Protestants and foreign policy, 1953-1960 -- The "real" Truman Doctrine: Harry Truman's theology of containment -- To save China: Protestant missionaries and Sino-American relations -- Guided by God: the unusual decision-making of Senator H. Alexander Smith -- Chosen by God: John Foster Dulles and America -- Prophet, priest, and president: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the new American faith
Control code
ocn266932991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 356 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521513470
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)266932991

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