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By Gerald L. Sittser

global conflict II used to be a turning element in twentieth-century American heritage, and its results on American society were studied from nearly each plausible ancient attitude. beforehand, notwithstanding, the function of religion--an very important point of lifestyles at the domestic front--has basically been neglected. In A wary Patriotism, Gerald Sittser addresses this omission. He examines the problems raised via global battle II in mild of the reactions they provoked between Catholics, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Unitarians, and individuals of alternative Christian denominations. within the approach, he enriches our knowing of the relationships among church and society, faith and democracy. In planned distinction to the zealous, even jingoistic help they displayed in the course of global battle I, American church buildings met the occasions of the second one international warfare with ambivalence. even though dedicated to the kingdom, Sittser argues, they have been wary of their patriotic commitments and cautious to take care of loyalty to beliefs of peace, justice, and humanitarianism. spiritual matters performed a task within the debate over American access into the battle and endured to resurface over problems with mobilization, army chaplaincy, civil rights, the internment of jap american citizens, Jewish pain, the shedding of the atomic bomb, and postwar planning.

Originally released in 1997.

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