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This book takes as its focus the broader role of religion during the Civil War, as well as religion’s role in the everyday lives of Americans struggling to understand the meaning of the conflict. Examining published sermons of clergy who spoke on the sectional conflict and war, official statements about the war from various churches, denominational papers and periodicals, and letters, diaries, and newspaper articles written by regular Americans, among other sources, George Rable reveals how, not surprisingly, Americans viewed the secession crisis and the war itself from a religious perspective, how religious beliefs shaped many Americans’ views of passing events, and how the pervasiveness and importance of the belief that God’s intentions shaped the destinies of individuals and the nation affected Americans’ views about and experiences of the conflict.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. Crises of Faith
  2. pp. 11-32
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  1. 2. Reaping the Whirlwind
  2. pp. 33-50
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  1. 3. Holy War
  2. pp. 51-68
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  1. 4. Fighting for God and Country
  2. pp. 69-89
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  1. 5. Temptations of the Camp
  2. pp. 90-106
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  1. 6. The Shepherds and Their Sheep
  2. pp. 107-126
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  1. 7. Christian Soldiers
  2. pp. 127-146
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  1. 8. The God of Battles
  2. pp. 147-165
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  1. 9. Carnage
  2. pp. 166-184
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  1. 10. War’s Purpose
  2. pp. 185-203
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  1. 11. The Lord’s Work
  2. pp. 204-221
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  1. 12. Testing Faith
  2. pp. 222-239
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  1. 13. Declension
  2. pp. 240-257
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  1. 14. Wrath
  2. pp. 258-277
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  1. 15. Jubilo
  2. pp. 278-298
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  1. 16. Armies of the Lord
  2. pp. 299-316
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  1. 17. War Comes to the Churches
  2. pp. 317-334
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  1. 18. Citizens, Saints, and Soldiers
  2. pp. 335-352
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  1. 19. Thanksgiving and Desperation
  2. pp. 353-369
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  1. 20. The Final Decrees of Providence
  2. pp. 370-388
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 389-398
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 399-476
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 477-572
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 573-574
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 575-586
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469603841
Related ISBN
9780807834268
MARC Record
OCLC
698114978
Pages
586
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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