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The Resource Enlisting faith : how the military chaplaincy shaped religion and state in modern America, Ronit Y. Stahl

Enlisting faith : how the military chaplaincy shaped religion and state in modern America, Ronit Y. Stahl

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Enlisting faith : how the military chaplaincy shaped religion and state in modern America
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Enlisting faith
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how the military chaplaincy shaped religion and state in modern America
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Ronit Y. Stahl
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Language
eng
Summary
A century ago, as the United States prepared to enter World War I, the American military chaplaincy included only mainline Protestants and Catholics. Today it counts Jews, Mormons, Muslims, Christian Scientists, Buddhists, Seventh-day Adventists, Hindus, and evangelicals among its ranks. Enlisting Faith traces the uneven processes through which the military struggled with, encouraged, and regulated religious pluralism over the twentieth century. Despite the constitutional separation of church and state, the federal government formally authorized and managed religion in the military.. While officials debated which chaplains could serve, what insignia they would wear, and what religions soldiers could mark on dog tags, clergy in uniform figured out how to lead worship for and teach character education to a broad range of faiths, confronted racial discrimination and rape, wrestled with untimely death and proselytizing, and navigated conscientious objection to war. Enlisting Faith is a vivid, lively portrayal of religious encounters, state regulation, and the trials of faith--in God and country--experienced by the millions of Americans who fought in and with the armed forces in modern America.--
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1980-
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Stahl, Ronit Y.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UH23
LC item number
.S73 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Military chaplains
  • Religion and state
  • Military chaplains
  • Religion and state
  • United States
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Enlisting faith : how the military chaplaincy shaped religion and state in modern America, Ronit Y. Stahl
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The mixed-up dog tags of Private Leonard Shapiro -- Mobilizing faith -- "Christ is the melting pot for all our differences" -- The boundaries of religious citizenship -- Chaplain Jim wants you! -- The military-spiritual complex -- "Maybe God is an American" -- Moral objection and religious obligation -- Fighting with faith -- Epilogue: Between God and the American state
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981907803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 348 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674972155
Lccn
2017009230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981907803
Label
Enlisting faith : how the military chaplaincy shaped religion and state in modern America, Ronit Y. Stahl
Publication
Copyright
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
Prologue: The mixed-up dog tags of Private Leonard Shapiro -- Mobilizing faith -- "Christ is the melting pot for all our differences" -- The boundaries of religious citizenship -- Chaplain Jim wants you! -- The military-spiritual complex -- "Maybe God is an American" -- Moral objection and religious obligation -- Fighting with faith -- Epilogue: Between God and the American state
Control code
981907803
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 348 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674972155
Lccn
2017009230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981907803

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