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By Gerald L. Sittser

international conflict II used to be a turning element in twentieth-century American heritage, and its results on American society were studied from almost each available ancient attitude. before, notwithstanding, the position of religion--an vital point of existence at the domestic front--has primarily been ignored. In A wary Patriotism, Gerald Sittser addresses this omission. He examines the problems raised through global conflict II in mild of the reactions they provoked between Catholics, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Unitarians, and participants 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 conflict I, American church buildings met the occasions of the second one international warfare with ambivalence. even though dedicated to the state, Sittser argues, they have been wary of their patriotic commitments and cautious to keep up loyalty to beliefs of peace, justice, and humanitarianism. spiritual issues performed a job within the debate over American access into the battle and endured to resurface over problems with mobilization, army chaplaincy, civil rights, the internment of eastern american citizens, Jewish affliction, the shedding of the atomic bomb, and postwar planning.

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