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Author Miller, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lee), 1982- author.

Title In God's presence : chaplains, missionaries, and religious space during the American Civil War / Benjamin L. Miller.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.778 M612i 2019    ---  Available
Description xi, 256 pages ; 24 cm.
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Series Modern war studies
Modern war studies.
Summary "The American Civil War era cannot be fully explained without understanding religion's role in the conflict.* The goal of this book is to shed light on how chaplains and missionaries interacted with the flock of male soldiers within the bloody, fratricidal conflict known as the American Civil War. What was their role in wartime religious life? How did they respond to the challenges of war? What aspects of religiosity did they abandon and what did they embrace? How did soldiers respond to the work of these spiritual leaders? Through Civil War soldiers' diaries, letters, and memoirs, Ben Miller examines the work done by chaplains and missionaries, with a particular emphasis on their role in religious space--battlefields, camps, hospitals, and prisons. * "Religion" is understood in this context as Christianity, as over 95% of the US population identified as Christian at this tim"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Florida, 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Men of the cloth -- Christian soldiers -- Worship practices in camp -- Constructing sacred space in camp : churches, battles, and diversity -- Ministering to the fighting, dying, sick, and wounded -- Clerical care in general hospitals and prisons.
Subject American Civil War (1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Clergy -- Political activity -- United States.
War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- 19th century.
Soldiers -- Religious life -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Religion and politics -- United States.
Clergy -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst00864066
Religion and politics. (OCoLC)fst01093842
Soldiers -- Religious life. (OCoLC)fst01125300
War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. (OCoLC)fst01170382
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780700627660 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0700627669 hardcover ; alkaline paper
9780700627677 electronic book

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