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Brinsfield, John Wesley

Overview
Works: 14 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 1,271 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Registers  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Personal narratives  Church history  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Classifications: E635, 973.7780922
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Most widely held works by John Wesley Brinsfield
Faith in the fight : Civil War chaplains ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spirit divided : memoirs of Civil War chaplains : the Confederacy ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this anthology of Civil War memoirs, we get a clearer impression of some of the chaplains who served during that Great Conflict. Chaplains were among the most omnipresent observers on the battlefield, and some wrote extensively about their experiences. Eighty-seven of the 3,695 chaplains who served in both armies wrote regimental histories or published personal memoirs, not counting a multitude of letters and more than 300 official reports. Yet, there has never been an extensive collection of memoirs from chaplains of both the Confederate and Union armies presented together."
Encouraging faith, supporting soldiers : the United States Army chaplaincy, 1975-1995 by John Wesley Brinsfield ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spirit divided : memoirs of Civil War chaplains : the Union ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion and politics in colonial South Carolina by John Wesley Brinsfield ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encouraging faith, supporting soldiers by John Wesley Brinsfield ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The separation of church and state in colonial South Carolina during the American Revolution by John Wesley Brinsfield ( Book )
5 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Developing a ministry of teaching the history of ethics and world religions at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York by John Wesley Brinsfield ( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Military Ethics of General William T. Sherman: A Reassessment ( )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The morality of General William Tecumseh Sherman's military campaigns-what he did and what he allowed his subordinate commanders and troops to do-has been extensively debated for more than a century. Sherman's critics charge that as a commander Sherman employed such terrorist tactics as licensing the random execution of noncombatants, destroying and pillaging private property, and even plotting Indian genocide. According to Sherman's detractors, his troops during both the Civil War and the Indian Wars, protected by the moral indifference of their commander, were guilty of murder, theft, arson, rape, and the desecration of cemeteries and burial grounds
Yale and the Methodist ministry by John Wesley Brinsfield ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A song of courage : Chaplain (Colonel) M.L. Haney and the Congressional Medal of Honor by John Wesley Brinsfield ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ethical Challenges for Commanders and Their Chaplains ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Since the beginnings of our respective military Services, commanders expected their chaplains to be both religious and ethical leaders. Commanders relied on chaplains to reinforce Servicemembers' spiritual strength, commitment, cohesion, morale, and moral discipline. This expectation has always been grounded in the role of professional clergy in larger society. Chaplains are clergy endorsed and sent by recognized denominations and faith groups representing the religious communities of our nation. The idea of clergy serving as ethical leaders is expressed in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim thought, as well as in most other religious traditions. Clergy, including those serving in uniform, constitute a conduit for divine law through teaching, action, and example. It is not surprising, therefore, that some of America's premier military commanders-including Generals George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses Grant, John Pershing, and George Patton-looked to chaplains to support and reinforce good conduct "for God and Country" among troops. Moreover, faith groups that send chaplains to the military expect them to admonish Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen to exemplify high ideals of personal behavior as an extension of American values at home. Historically, chaplains exert moral leadership and influence through preaching, counseling, teaching, writing, and personal example. Since 1861, Army chaplains have also been directed by regulation to advise their commanders "on the moral and religious condition" of the troops, with "such suggestions as may conduce to the social happiness and moral improvement" of the unit. Current Army regulations specify simply that chaplains will advise the commander and the staff on matters of "religion, morals, and morale."
The Fort Pillow massacre : reassessment of a tragedy by John Wesley Brinsfield ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Brinsfield, John W.
Brinsfield, John Wesley Jr
Languages
English (33)
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