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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... Republican Party ' s program of admitting no new slave states to the Union is
puzzling indeed , and the soldier left no clue as to SOUTHERN CHRISTIANS
AND THE EARLY STAGES OF WAR 129.
Lincoln restated his basic premise a week and a half later in a letter to
Republican political manager Thurlow Weed : “ Men are not flattered by being
shown that there has been a difference of purpose between the Almighty and
them . To deny ...
... Sunday services Render , Thomas C . , 65 Repentance , 58 hymns on , 62
misconceptions about , 60 – 63 of national sins , 102 , 103 , 279 salvation and ,
55 , 59 – 60 of soldiers , 285 See also Sin Republican Party , 266 Revivals
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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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