American Protestants and the Debate over the Vietnam War: by George Bogaski PDF

By George Bogaski

ISBN-10: 0739179969

ISBN-13: 9780739179963

As American infantrymen fought in another country in Vietnam, American churchmen debated the legitimacy and influence of the struggle at domestic. whereas the justness of the battle used to be the first factor, in addition they argued over conscientious objection, the legitimacy of protests, the guns of struggle, and different comparable themes. Divided into 3 fundamental groups—mainline, conservative evangelical, and African American—and together with fourteen denominations, this e-book makes use of the churchmen’s courses and court cases to higher know how American faith spoke back to and was once impacted by way of the Vietnam conflict.
In a number of the debates, churchmen introduced their theological convictions and studying of the Bible to undergo on their political views. Convictions approximately sin, the character of guy, the destiny of the realm, violence and benevolence had direct effect upon the international coverage views of those church buildings. instead of lead to static political positions, those convictions tailored because the nature of the conflict and the chance of yankee good fortune replaced over time.
The positions taken by way of American denominations led to attitudes of aid, competition, and ambivalence towards the battle, but additionally impacted the vibrancy of many church buildings. a few teams have been lease asunder by way of the fractious, debilitating debate. different church buildings, because of their better ideological readability and unanimity, observed the battle offer an impetus for development. whatever the person effects, the controversy over the Vietnam conflict presents a concrete learn of the intersection of faith and politics.

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