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

By George Bogaski

As American squaddies fought abroad in Vietnam, American churchmen debated the legitimacy and effect of the battle at domestic. whereas the justness of the battle was once the first factor, in addition they argued over conscientious objection, the legitimacy of protests, the guns of warfare, and different comparable subject matters. Divided into 3 fundamental groups—mainline, conservative evangelical, and African American—and together with fourteen denominations, this publication makes use of the churchmen’s courses and court cases to raised know how American faith answered to and used to be impacted through the Vietnam warfare.
In many of the debates, churchmen introduced their theological convictions and examining of the Bible to endure on their political views. Convictions approximately sin, the character of guy, the destiny of the area, 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 battle and the chance of yank good fortune replaced over time.
The positions taken by means 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 via the fractious, debilitating debate. different church buildings, as a result of their larger ideological readability and unanimity, observed the conflict supply an impetus for progress. whatever the person outcomes, the controversy over the Vietnam struggle offers a concrete learn of the intersection of faith and politics.

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