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Faith and War: How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars

David E. Settje

Abstract

Throughout American history, Christianity has shaped public opinion, guided leaders in their decision making, and stood at the center of countless issues. To gain complete knowledge of an era, historians must investigate the religious context of what transpired, why it happened, and how. Yet too little is known about American Christianity's foreign policy opinions during the Cold and Vietnam Wars. To gain a deeper understanding of this period (1964–75), the book explores the diversity of American Christian responses to the Cold and Vietnam Wars to determine how Americans engaged in debates abo ... More

Keywords: American Christianity, American foreign policy, Cold War, Vietnam War, international affairs, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814741337
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814741337.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David E. Settje, author