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.
Resultados 1-3 de 11
Lovell H . Rousseau , to the immense satisfaction of his troops , had a “ Reverend
Mr . Ross ” of Tennessee hauled off to jail “ for preaching a secession sermon last
Sunday . " 60 It was a striking reversal of the situation in which antislavery ...
Georgia politician and pious Presbyterian Thomas R . R . Cobb , a fiery advocate
of secession , was elated when the Southern states declared themselves out of
the Union . “ This revolution , " he crowed , “ has been accomplished mainly by ...
tion , were far from enthusiastic about secession . Methodist bishop James O .
Andrew , whose ownership of slaves had split the nation ' s largest denomination
back in 1844 , wrote in January 1861 , “ the state of the country grieves me ...
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
While God is marching on: the religious world of Civil War soldiersCrítica de los usuarios - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
In Such a Country as This
The Actions of a Sovereign God
In the Light of Gods Throne and the Presence of Jesus
Derechos de autor
Otras 14 secciones no mostradas
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
The Cross and the Trenches: Religious Faith and Doubt Among British and ...
Vista de fragmentos - 2003