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While God is marching on : the religious world of Civil War soldiers

Author: Steven E Woodworth
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2001.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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They read the same Bible and prayed to the same God, but they faced each other in battle with rage in their hearts. The Civil War not only pitted brother against brother but also Christian against Christian, with soldiers from North and South alike devoutly believing that God was on their side. Steven E. Woodworth, a Civil War historian, presents the first detailed study of soldiers'' religious beliefs and how they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Woodworth, Steven E.
While God is marching on.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2001
(OCoLC)606586811
Online version:
Woodworth, Steven E.
While God is marching on.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©2001
(OCoLC)607122729
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven E Woodworth
ISBN: 0700610995 9780700610990 0700612971 9780700612970
OCLC Number: 46353308
Description: xii, 394 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Religious Heritage and Beliefs of the Civil War Soldiers --
"In Such a Country as This" Christianity in America Before the Civil War --
"A Merciful Providence" The Actions of a Sovereign God --
"In the Light of God's Throne and the Presence of Jesus" The Life to Come --
"Peace with God" The Way of Salvation --
"His Grace Is Ever Sufficient for Me" The Christian Life --
The Civil War Soldiers, Their Religion, and the Conflict --
"We Are the Sword in the Hand of God" Northern Christians View the Early Stages of the War --
"God Has Favored Our Cause" Southern Christians View the Early Stages of the War --
"The Boys Love Him as a Father" Civil War Chaplains --
"To Labor for the Souls of Their Fellow-Men" Army Missionaries and the U.S. Christian Commission --
"In the Thickest of the Fight" Religion in the Camp and on the Battlefield, 1861-1862 --
"A Great Revolution Has Been Wrought" Religion in the Camp and on the Battlefield, 1862-1863 --
"If We Fall on the Field of Strife" Religion in the Camp and on the Battlefield, 1864-1865 --
"God Has Chastened Us" Northern Christians View the Concluding Stages of the War --
"The Lord Has Forsaken His People" Southern Christians View the Concluding Stages of the War --
"We Shall Not Easily Forget" The Soldiers' Religion and the Impact of the Civil War.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Steven E. Woodworth.

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The American Civil War not only pitted brother against brother but Christian against Christian. This is a study of soldiers' religious beliefs and how they influenced the course of that tragic  Read more...

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"It is exemplary in many ways-not least in its utterly respectful attitude toward popular religion." -Journal of American History"A pioneering and often insightful work on an important subject." Read more...

 
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