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Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Patricia Appelbaum


American religious pacifism is usually explained in terms of its practitioners' ethical and philosophical commitments. This book argues that Protestant pacifism, which constituted the religious center of the large-scale peace movement in the United States after World War I, is best understood as a culture that developed dynamically in the broader context of American religious, historical, and social currents. Exploring piety, practice, and material religion, it describes a surprisingly complex culture of Protestant pacifism expressed through social networks, iconography, vernacular theology, i ... More

Keywords: religious pacifism, Protestant pacifism, social networks, iconography, vernacular theology, spiritual practice, identity rituals, pacifist movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832677
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Appelbaum, author