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By Gerald L. Sittser

global conflict II used to be a turning aspect in twentieth-century American historical past, and its results on American society were studied from nearly each attainable historic perspective. earlier, although, the function of religion--an very important point of existence at the domestic front--has basically been missed. In A wary Patriotism, Gerald Sittser addresses this omission. He examines the problems raised by means of international warfare II in mild of the reactions they provoked between Catholics, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Unitarians, and contributors of different Christian denominations. within the strategy, he enriches our realizing of the relationships among church and society, faith and democracy. In planned distinction to the zealous, even jingoistic aid they displayed in the course of global conflict I, American church buildings met the occasions of the second one global struggle with ambivalence. even though dedicated to the country, 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 issues performed a task within the debate over American access into the warfare and persisted to resurface over problems with mobilization, army chaplaincy, civil rights, the internment of jap americans, Jewish ache, the shedding of the atomic bomb, and postwar planning.

Originally released in 1997.

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