A Cautious Patriotism
The American Churches and the Second World War
By Gerald L. Sittser
330 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5713-7
Published: May 2010
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6454-8
Published: November 2000
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Originally published in 1997.
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About the Author
Gerald L. Sittser is associate professor of religion and philosophy at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington.
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“The most comprehensive study of the role of religion in World War II, this book addresses the nature of the church’s patriotism.”--Religious Studies Review
“Brings a fresh perspective to the ‘last good war’ and provides new insights into the significance of religion in American history and culture.”--American Studies
“A pioneering work. . . . Because it is a trailblazing examination of an incredibly important topic, it has great value. . . . All serious students of Christianity and World War II in the future will have to begin with Sittser’s tome.”Christian Scholar’s Review
“Offers the most detailed account of organized Christianity’s response to World War II and provides a bridge to the ecumenical work that dominated the postwar religious landscape.”--Journal of American History
"An excellent, seminal, systematic work that reveals the role of the church in the United States during World War II."--History: Reviews of New Books
"We know less about religious dimensions of World War II than any other war in American history. Sittser's book is an invaluable introduction to the issues and choices that shaped American religion in the second half of what Henry Luce called 'the American Century.' He helps us understand why the war was so important for American religion in the twentieth century and for American culture."--John M. Mulder, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary