God and war : American civil religion since 1945 /

Raymond Haberski argues that since 1945 the common moral assumptions expressed in an American civil religion have become increasingly defined by the nation's experience with war. God and War traces how three great postwar "trials"--The Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the War on Terror-...

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Main Author: Haberski, Raymond J., 1968-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2012.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:Raymond Haberski argues that since 1945 the common moral assumptions expressed in an American civil religion have become increasingly defined by the nation's experience with war. God and War traces how three great postwar "trials"--The Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the War on Terror--have revealed the promise and terror of an American civil religion. With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 behind us and the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, Americans might now explore whether civil religion can exist apart from the power of war to affirm the value of the nation to it.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780813553184
0813553180
9780813552958
0813552958