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Bringing God to Men: American Military Chaplains and the Vietnam War

Jacqueline E. Whitt

Abstract

During the second half of the twentieth century, the American military chaplaincy underwent a profound transformation. Broad-based and ecumenical in the World War II era, the chaplaincy emerged from the Vietnam War as generally conservative and evangelical. Before and after the Vietnam War, it tended to mirror broader social, political, military, and religious trends. During the Vietnam War, however, chaplains' experiences and interpretations of war placed them on the margins of both military and religious cultures. Because chaplains lived and worked amid many communities—religious and secular ... More

Keywords: American military chaplaincy, World War II, Vietnam War, chaplains, soldiers, traditional theologies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469612942
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469612942.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacqueline E. Whitt, author