By Gerald L. Sittser

global struggle II used to be a turning aspect in twentieth-century American historical past, and its results on American society were studied from nearly each a possibility historic attitude. before, notwithstanding, the position of religion--an very important element of existence at the domestic front--has basically been ignored. In A wary Patriotism, Gerald Sittser addresses this omission. He examines the problems raised through international warfare II in gentle of the reactions they provoked between Catholics, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Unitarians, and contributors 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 international struggle I, American church buildings met the occasions of the second one global conflict with ambivalence. notwithstanding 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 conflict and persisted to resurface over problems with mobilization, army chaplaincy, civil rights, the internment of jap american citizens, Jewish anguish, the shedding of the atomic bomb, and postwar planning.

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