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

By George Bogaski

As American squaddies fought out of the country in Vietnam, American churchmen debated the legitimacy and impression of the battle at domestic. whereas the justness of the conflict used to be the first factor, in addition they argued over conscientious objection, the legitimacy of protests, the guns of battle, and different comparable themes. Divided into 3 fundamental groups—mainline, conservative evangelical, and African American—and together with fourteen denominations, this e-book makes use of the churchmen’s guides and lawsuits to higher know the way American faith answered to and was once impacted via the Vietnam conflict.
In many of the debates, churchmen introduced their theological convictions and analyzing of the Bible to endure on their political views. Convictions approximately sin, the character of guy, the destiny of the realm, violence and benevolence had direct influence upon the international coverage views of those church buildings. instead of lead to static political positions, those convictions tailored because the nature of the warfare and the chance of yank luck replaced over time.
The positions taken through American denominations caused attitudes of aid, competition, and ambivalence towards the struggle, but additionally impacted the vibrancy of many church buildings. a few teams have been lease asunder via the fractious, debilitating debate. different church buildings, because of their better ideological readability and unanimity, observed the struggle supply an impetus for progress. whatever the person outcomes, the controversy over the Vietnam battle offers a concrete examine of the intersection of faith and politics.

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