The Cross and the Trenches: Religious Faith and Doubt Among British and American Great War Soldiers
Praeger Publishers, 2003 - 311 páginas
The modernist historiographical model of the Great War neglects such traditional modes of thought as religious response to battle. Drawing on the testimony of over 500 British and American soldiers, Schweitzer provides an in-depth account of topics such as soldiers' prayers and biblical readings, as well as religious doubts. As a detailed snapshot of religion during the war, this study provides a crucial preamble to studies of the legacy of the Great War.
The lack of a satisfactory scholarly study has left interpretation of the role that religion played in soldiers' lives to the pronouncements of their contemporaries who often either viewed World War I as an opportunity to spark a religious revival or as an event that crushed religious faith. Schweitzer argues that neither of these interpretations is accurate, and he hopes to replace them with a model that arranges responses on a spectrum ranging from absolute faith in God to atheism. Based on extensive archival research, this study establishes a detailed model of the spiritual lives of British and American soldiers during the war. After sketching this spiritual history, he concludes that both British and American soldiers were more religious than previous writings have indicated.
Resultados 1-3 de 82
The institutional history , aims , and organization of the Christian Union are worth
noting . Although no documentary evidence has come to light that formally links
Evers ' Christian Union group with the Cambridge Inter - Collegiate Christian ...
While B Company had the highest Christian Union membership in the Battalion ,
the disproportionate number of speakers who were in B Company suggests that
either the Christian Union was more popular in B Company than in A , C , D , and
We hear the common man ' s surprisingly vocal criticism of the war effort and
organized religion - one soldier went so far as to state “ that Christ would not
have entered into the war " 199 — and can dimly see how the fatalistic environs
of the ...
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
The British and American Churches and the
The Spectrum of Religious Faith
Derechos de autor
Otras 7 secciones no mostradas