By Gerald L. Sittser

Global struggle II was once a turning aspect in twentieth-century American heritage, and its results on American society were studied from nearly each feasible historic attitude. before, even though, the function of religion--an vital element of lifestyles at the domestic front--has basically been ignored. In A wary Patriotism, Gerald Sittser addresses this omission. He examines the problems raised by way of global warfare II in mild of the reactions they provoked between Catholics, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Unitarians, and participants 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 battle I, American church buildings met the occasions of the second one global warfare 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. non secular issues performed a job within the debate over American access into the struggle and persevered to resurface over problems with mobilization, army chaplaincy, civil rights, the internment of jap americans, Jewish soreness, the losing of the atomic bomb, and postwar planning.

Originally released in 1997.

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