Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

Religion in American War and Diplomacy

Paperback - 2012
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This is a story of how religion has influenced American foreign relations, told through the stories of the men and women, from presidents to preachers, who have plotted the country's course in the world. Ever since John Winthrop argued that the Puritans' new home would be "a city upon a hill," Americans' role in the world has been shaped by their belief that God has something special in mind for them. But this is a story that historians have mostly ignored. In this work on the subject, the author explores the major strains of religious fervor, liberal and conservative, pacifist and militant, internationalist and isolationist, that framed American thinking on international issues from the earliest colonial wars to the twenty-first century, and he arrives at some startling conclusions.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, c2012.
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.
ISBN: 9781400078585
Characteristics: xi, 815 p. : port. ; 21 cm.


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