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Both prayed to the same God : religion and faith in the American Civil War

Author: Robert J Miller
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007.
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"Both Prayed to the Same God is the first book-length, comprehensive study of religion in the Civil War. While much research has focused on religion in a specific context of the Civil War, this book provides a needed overview of this vital yet largely forgotten subject of American history. Writing passionately about the subject, Robert J. Miller presents this history in an accessible but scholarly fashion. Beginning  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Miller, Robert J., 1950-
Both prayed to the same God.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Miller
ISBN: 9780739120552 9780739120569 0739120565 0739120557
OCLC Number: 144768243
Description: xvi, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Sect. 1. Elephant in the Living Room --
1. The Ignored Civil War --
2. Religion and Faith --
3. The Great Paradox --
Sect. 2. A Devout Country Heads To War --
4. The Foremost Political Institution in the Country --
5. Catalyst for Conflict ... Comfort in War --
6. Third Cousins Alienated --
7. Paving the Way for Secession --
8. The Invisible Institution --
Sect. 3. Religion during the Civil War --
9. Religious Support Systems --
10. Soldiers of the Lord --
Civil War Chaplains --
11. Soldiers of the Cross --
Catholic Chaplains --
12. Religious Revivals --
13. Through a Moral Lens --
Darkly --
Sect. 4. Churches and Religion after the Civil War --
14. "Lost Cause" Religion --
15. Putting a Misconception to Death?
Responsibility: Robert J. Miller.
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Offers an overview of the most-ignored aspect of the American Civil War - the absolutely crucial role that religion played before, during, and after this deadliest of American wars. This book  Read more...


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Of the thousands of books written about the American Civil War, few have focused on its crucial religious dimensions. Robert Miller has done much to remedy that deficiency in this important volume. Read more...

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