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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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From YMCA to CPS

From YMCA to CPS

Pacifist Social Networks

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(p.25) 2 From YMCA to CPS
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Kingdom to Commune
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Patricia Appelbaum

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.6

This chapter examines the social structures within which Protestant pacifism flourished and the routes by which people became pacifists. Pacifist culture is similar to a spider web, spreading outward from center to perimeter, with crosspieces connecting the radii at various points. Protestants exploring pacifism might begin at almost any point on the perimeter—they might follow one strand directly to the center or might travel along several of the crosspieces to other radii, but eventually they would reach the same center. An impact at any point in the web would affect the whole thing. The chapter shows how those social structures and channels of transmission changed around 1940, one manifestation of the paradigm shift that was taking place.

Keywords:   religious pacifism, Protestant pacifism, churches, pacifists, social structures

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