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Kingdom to CommuneProtestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era$
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Patricia Appelbaum

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832677

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum

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(p.1) Introduction
Kingdom to Commune

Patricia Appelbaum

University of North Carolina Press

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to help readers see pacifism through broader lenses, especially those of American religion, culture, and history. The focus is on mainline Protestantism, which constituted the center of public religious pacifism in the United States during the large-scale peace movement after World War I. The book argues that that religious pacifism was, and by implication is, a culture, not only an ethical or moral commitment. It traces continuity and change through cultural practices rather than through the usual approaches of intellectual and political history. The book looks at eight dimensions of the culture: social networks, theology, performance, iconography, individual spiritual practice, rituals of identity, narratives, and material culture.

Keywords:   religious pacifism, Protestant pacifism, Protestantism, American culture

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