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By Gordon L. Heath

The centenary of America's statement of battle in 1917 is a becoming time to envision afresh the response of the yankee church buildings to the clash. What used to be the effect of the conflict at the church buildings in addition to the church buildings' hoped-for impression at the nation's warfare attempt? Commenting on topics equivalent to nationalism, nativism, nation-building, dissent, simply struggle, and pacifism, this publication presents a window into these perilous instances from the perspective of Mainline and Evangelical Protestants, Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Pentecostals, Mennonites, Quakers, Mormons, and Jehovah's Witnesses. additionally integrated are chapters on advancements between American army chaplains within the First international conflict and the response of the yank church buildings to the Armenian Genocide.

"Gordon Heath's intelligently edited quantity joins vital fresh books through Philip Jenkins and Jonathan Ebel in displaying how completely the 1st global warfare represented a spiritual occasion in addition to an army conflict. This e-book excels in its remedy of a big selection of yankee denominations, no of which reacted to the battle in just an identical method, but in addition within the care with which authors of the person chapters have performed their work. It makes an surprisingly high-quality contribution, for either non secular background and social-political heritage, to 2017 and the centennial commemoration of the USA' front into the war."
--Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of background Emeritus, college of Notre Dame

"American church buildings and the 1st international War is an exceptional extension of the growing to be physique of labor at the century-old struggle. each one bankruptcy bargains whatever new to the research of faith and the good battle. Of specified curiosity are the experiences of the Evangelicals, Lutherans, Mennonites, Mormons, and Jehovah's Witnesses. The bankruptcy on Turkey and the Armenians is a great addition to the discussion."
--John F. Piper Jr., Professor of background, Emeritus, Lycoming College

"The 11 chapters of American church buildings and the 1st global War supply a much-needed contribution to the examine of faith and struggle in American heritage. most vital for college students of the good conflict in the USA is the authors' collective try to flow past generalizations into the sharp-edged specifics of non secular id that formed wartime attitudes. In so doing, the authors reckon with the irreducible variety of America's Christianities within the early 20th century."
--Jonathan H. Ebel, college of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Gordon L. Heath (PhD, St. Michael's collage) is affiliate Professor of Christian historical past and Centenary Chair of global Christianity at McMaster Divinity collage, and Director of the Canadian Baptist records. His courses contain A warfare with a Silver Lining: Canadian Protestant church buildings and the South African War, 1899-1902 (2009) and a spouse to this current paintings: Canadian church buildings and the 1st international War (Pickwick, 2014).

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