Bringing God to Men : American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War
By: Whitt, Jacqueline E.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2014Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (313 p.).ISBN: 9781469614526.Subject(s): Military chaplains -- United States -- Attitudes -- History -- 20th century | Military chaplains -- Vietnam -- Attitudes -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Armed Forces -- Chaplains -- History -- 20th century | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Chaplains | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Religious aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bringing God to Men : American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam WarDDC classification: 959.704/37 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; ONE: Consensus and Civil Religion; TWO: Duty and Relationships; THREE: Conflict and Identity; FOUR: Liturgy and Interpretation; FIVE: Discourse and Debate; SIX: Reflection and Reconciliation; SEVEN: Dissent and Mission; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
During the second half of the twentieth century, the American military chaplaincy underwent a profound transformation. Broad-based and ecumenical in the World War II era, the chaplaincy emerged from the Vietnam War as generally conservative and evangelical. Whitt foregrounds the voices of chaplains themselves to explore how those serving in Vietnam acted as vital links between diverse communities, working personally and publicly to reconcile apparent tensions between their various constituencies. Whitt also offers a unique perspective on the realities of religious practice in the war's foxholes and firebases, as chaplains ministered with a focus on soldiers' shared experiences rather than traditional theologies.
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