While God is Marching on: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers
They read the same Bible and prayed to the same God, but they faced each other in battle with rage in their hearts. The Civil War not only pitted brother against brother but also Christian against Christian, with soldiers from North and South alike devoutly believing that God was on their side. Steven E. Woodworth, a Civil War historian, presents the first detailed study of soldiers'' religious beliefs and how they influenced the course of that tragic conflict. He shows how Christian teaching and practice shaped the worldview of soldiers on both sides: how it motivated them for the struggle, how it influenced he way they fought, and how it shaped national life after the war ended. Through the diaries, letters, ad reminiscences of common soldiers, Woodworth illuminates religious belief from the home front to the battlefield, where thoughts of death and the afterlife were always close at hand. Woodworth reveals what these men thought about God and what they believed God thought about the war.
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... soldiers ) to become reconciled to God through the blood of His Son , if they
have not already done so , and if they have , then to be strong in the Lord ,
resolute for duty , earnest and constant in prayer , and fervent in spirit , serving
the Lord .
THE LORD HAS FORSAKEN HIS PEOPLE ” Southern Christians View the
concluding Stages of the War “ Our cause is Just and will bring us off Conquerors
, " wrote the Twelfth Tennessee ' s Alfred T . Fielder in his diary . “ Lord , help us
as a ...
Late in 1863 , Callaway became one of many Confederates who had come to
Christ and felt assured of his future salvation . A few weeks after his conversion ,
he stated in a letter to his wife , “ May the Lord give us peace , upon His own
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Woodworth (history, Texas Christian Univ.; Jefferson Davis and His Generals) has written an extensively researched volume that through diaries, letters, and reminiscences explores the relationship of ... Leer comentario completo
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