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

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

Label
Bringing God to men : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War
Title
Bringing God to men
Title remainder
American military chaplains and the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline E. Whitt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the latter half of the twentieth century, the American military chaplaincy underwent a profound transformation. A broad-based and ecumenical institution in the post-World War II era, the chaplaincy emerged from the Vietnam War as generally conservative and evangelical. In both eras--before and after the conflict in Vietnam--the political, martial, and religious views of the chaplaincy mirrored those of mainstream religious and military culture. During the Vietnam War, though, the chaplaincy underwent an exceptional divergence from this conformation to the mainstream. Because of their dual allegiances to their denominations and to the military, chaplains found themselves thrown into the middle of the heated contention surrounding the conflict. Drawing from previously unpublished memories, periodicals, official histories, and oral interviews, Jacqueline Whitt charts the role of the chaplaincy in mediating conflicts between their often anti-war faiths and the military. In this benchmark study, Whitt shows how Vietnam War-era chaplains served as vital links between diverse communities, sometimes working to reconcile--both personally and publicly--conflicting worldviews, while creating religious contexts unique to combat based on shared experience rather than traditional theologies"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitt, Jacqueline E
Dewey number
959.704/37
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
DS559.64
LC item number
.W47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Military chaplains
  • Military chaplains
  • Reconciliation
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Social conflict
  • Social change
  • United States
Label
Bringing God to men : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War, Jacqueline E. Whitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223104011227
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Consensus and Civil Religion -- Duty and Relationships -- Conflict and Identity -- Liturgy and Interpretation -- Discourse and Debate -- Reflection and Reconciliation -- Dissent and Mission
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9781469612942
Lccn
2013031253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 860943900
  • (OCoLC)860943900
Label
Bringing God to men : American military chaplains and the Vietnam War, Jacqueline E. Whitt
Publication
Bar code
31223104011227
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Consensus and Civil Religion -- Duty and Relationships -- Conflict and Identity -- Liturgy and Interpretation -- Discourse and Debate -- Reflection and Reconciliation -- Dissent and Mission
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 298 pages
Isbn
9781469612942
Lccn
2013031253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 860943900
  • (OCoLC)860943900

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