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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The issues of repentance and faith with which Boatright struggled were
fundamental and universal for anyone who sought forgiveness and peace with
God through Jesus Christ , and naturally , other Civil War soldiers wrote of them .
27 Since he had , as he supposed , truly come to Christ in repentance and faith at
some earlier date , he imagined that his final salvation was guaranteed ,
notwithstanding his more recent dalliance with “ Turkish doctrine ” or his
Very few gave signs of becoming embittered or losing their faith . 19 Historian
Reid Mitchell notes that whereas widespread disillusionment followed the
bloodbath of the First World War , no such general loss of faith and meaning
followed the ...
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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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