By Gerald L. Sittser
In A wary Patriotism, Gerald Sittser examines the problems raised via global warfare II in gentle of the reactions they provoked between Catholics, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Unitarians, and individuals of different Christian denominations. As Sittser demonstrates, non secular issues performed a component within the debate over American access into the struggle and persisted to resurface over problems with mobilization, army chaplaincy, civil rights, the internment of jap americans, Jewish pain, the losing of the atomic bomb, and postwar making plans. eventually, Sittser says, the church buildings' habit in the course of international warfare II performed a key function within the resurgence they skilled within the wake of the warfare.
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15 Ray Abrams, another pacifist whose book on the clergy and World War I had pricked the conscience of church leaders in the 1930s, reported that the pervasive mood in America was relatively calm. " He concluded: "In gen- Page 12 eral, the clergy were calm about the struggle, and, in fact, in their sermons seem to have paid relatively less attention to the current problems of the war than one might have supposed. The generalization is based on data gathered from all over the United States. The war was a grim necessitysomething to be gotten over as soon as possible.
ISBN 0-8078-2333-3 (cloth: alk. paper) 1. World War, 1939-1945Religious aspects. 2. WarReligious aspectsChristianity 3. World War, 1939-1945Influence. 4. United StatesChurch history20th century. I. Title. 54'78dc20CIP 01 00 99 98 97 5 4 3 2 1 Page v To the members of Whitworth College's religion and philosophy department, who are such wonderful colleagues and friends: Forrest E. Baird F. Dale Bruner Terrence McGonigal Stephen C. Meyer Roger L. Mohrlang Michelle L. Seefried Page vii CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix 1 THE CRISIS 1 2: PROMISES TO KEEP 16 3: THE FINE LINE 30 4: THE GREAT DEBATE 49 5: THE BIG QUESTION 77 6: CHRISTIAN FAITH & DEMOCRACY 99 7: CHURCH & SOCIETY 117 8: MINISTRY & MOBILIZATION 134 9: MINISTRY & THE MILITARY 146 10: CIVIL RIGHTS & THE WAR AT HOME 168 11 : THE COST OF WAR 193 12: SUFFERING BEYOND MEASURE 211 13 THE POSTWAR WORLD 223 14: THE PROSPECTS OF A CAUTIOUS PATRIOTISM 250 NOTES 257 BIBLIOGRAPHY 291 INDEX 311 Page ix ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS My friend, mentor, and former professor, Marty E.
9 Nathan R. 10 Theologians often looked past World War I to search for other crises, more tumultuous still, to which the Second World War could be compared. 12 William T. 13 No event in the ravaged and reeling history of Western civilization, in other words, was sufficiently horrible to rival the Second World War, which towered above them all. The war was seen as a warning to Americans. It exercised such significant influence largely because of what the American people did not have to face. Though affecting virtually every aspect of American life, the crisis of World War II was kept safely on foreign soil.
A Cautious Patriotism: The American Churches & the Second World War by Gerald L. Sittser