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

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

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Bringing God to men: : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War
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Bringing God to men:
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American military chaplains and the Vietnam War
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Jacqueline E. Whitt
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eng
Summary
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. Before and after the Vietnam War, the chaplaincy tended to mirror broader social, political, military, and religious trends. During the Vietnam War, however, chaplains' experiences and interpretations of war placed them on the margins of both military and religious cultures. Because chaplains lived and worked amid many communities--religious and secular, military and civilian, denominational and ecumenical--they often found themselves mediating heated struggles over the conflict, on the home front as well as on the front lines. In this benchmark study, Jacqueline 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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Whitt, Jacqueline E
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959.704/37
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non fiction
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Military chaplains
  • Military chaplains
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Reconciliation
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Social conflict
  • Social change
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adult
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Bringing God to men: : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War, Jacqueline E. Whitt, (ebook)
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9781469612959
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MWT11710024
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11710024
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Bringing God to men: : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War, Jacqueline E. Whitt, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469612959
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11710024
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710024
System control number
MWT11710024
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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