The Sword Of The Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Century

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The Sword of the Lord is the first book to examine military chaplains and the development of the military chaplaincy across history and geography -- from the first to the twenty-first century, from Europe to North America. The scope of this work reveals the astonishing fact that the military chaplaincy has existed in a recognizable form for more than 1,600 years. Contributors analyze specific historical moments in the development of the chaplaincy, beginning in antiquity and progressing through the Crusades, the ...
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The Sword of the Lord is the first book to examine military chaplains and the development of the military chaplaincy across history and geography -- from the first to the twenty-first century, from Europe to North America. The scope of this work reveals the astonishing fact that the military chaplaincy has existed in a recognizable form for more than 1,600 years. Contributors analyze specific historical moments in the development of the chaplaincy, beginning in antiquity and progressing through the Crusades, the English Civil War, the American Civil War, both World Wars, and the Vietnam War.

In addition to contributions by historians, this book includes vivid accounts by two former chaplains -- an American rabbi who served in World War II and an American Catholic priest who served in Vietnam. This remarkable work treats with care and sensitivity a fascinating and important topic. Anyone interested in military history, religious studies, ethics, or pastoral care will profit from reading this book.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780268021757
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Series: ND Critical Problems in History Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface and acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 Emperors, priests, and bishops : military chaplains in the Roman Empire
Ch. 2 The liturgy of war from antiquity to the crusades
Ch. 3 The medieval military chaplain and his duties
Ch. 4 Did the nature of the enemy make a difference? Chaplains in the wars of the three kingdoms, 1642-49
Ch. 5 Faith, morale, and the army chaplain in the American civil war
Ch. 6 In the service of two kings : Protestant Prussian military chaplains, 1713-1918
Ch. 7 "Where's the padre?" Canadian memory and the great war chaplains
Ch. 8 German military chaplains in the second world war and the dilemmas of legitimacy
Ch. 9 "We will be": experiences of an American Jewish chaplain in the second world war
Ch. 10 Clergy in the military - Vietnam and after : one chaplain's reflections
Ch. 11 From morale builders to moral advocates : U.S. army chaplains in the second half of the twentieth century
Ch. 12 In place of an afterword : my argument with Fr. William Corby, C.S.C.
Bibliography
Contributors
Index
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