Religion and the American Civil War / Edition 1

Religion and the American Civil War / Edition 1

by Randall M. Miller
     
 

The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew… See more details below

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The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew Galpin Faust, Mark Noll, Reid Mitchell, Harry Stout, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and featuring an afterword by James McPherson, this collection marks the first step towards uncovering this crucial yet neglected aspect of American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195121292
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/05/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction3
1Religion and the American Civil War21
2The Bible and Slavery43
3Religion in the Collapse of the American Union74
4Church, Honor, and Secession89
5The Coming of the Lord: The Northern Protestant Clergy and the Civil War Crisis110
6"Wholesome Reading Purifies and Elevates the Man": The Religious Military Press in the Confederacy131
7"Yankee Faith" and Southern Redemption: White Southern Baptist Ministers, 1850-1890167
8Stonewall Jackson and the Providence of God187
9Lincoln's Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural208
10Days of Judgment, Days of Wrath: The Civil War and the Religious Imagination of Women Writers229
11"Without Pilot or Compass": Elite Women and Religion in the Civil War South250
12Catholic Religion, Irish Ethnicity, and the Civil War261
13Christian Soldiers?: Perfecting the Confederacy297
14Civil War, Religion, and Communications: The Case of Richmond313
15Religion and the Results of the Civil War360
16Religion and the American Civil War in Comparative Perspective385
Afterword408
Index413

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