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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We prayer is and how the intercession of Jesus Christ assures that God hears
prayers . ... I feel assured that I have your prayers , ” Thomas F . Boatright wrote to
his wife . “ Pray and the Lord will hear and answer them in his own good time .
Besides praying for protection , for peace , and for the supplying of their physical
needs , Christians and those who ... the Civil War soldiers also prayed for their
spiritual well - being and wanted the folks back home to pray to that end as well .
Did Dulcinea flag in the faithfulness and fervor of her prayers ? Or did a
sovereign God simply rule otherwise ? John McMahon mused on the subject
while still living at home in upstate New York late in 1861 . A man in his church “
asked us to ...
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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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