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The Resource Sword of the spirit, shield of faith : religion in American war and diplomacy, Andrew Preston

Sword of the spirit, shield of faith : religion in American war and diplomacy, Andrew Preston

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Sword of the spirit, shield of faith : religion in American war and diplomacy
Title
Sword of the spirit, shield of faith
Title remainder
religion in American war and diplomacy
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Preston
Title variation
Religion in American war and diplomacy
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Language
eng
Summary
"A richly detailed 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. Now, in the first authoritative work on the subject, Andrew Preston 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 description
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DLC
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1973-
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Preston, Andrew
Dewey number
322/.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.7
LC item number
.P74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Religion and international relations
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • International relations
  • Military policy
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Religion and international relations
  • United States
  • United States
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Sword of the spirit, shield of faith : religion in American war and diplomacy, Andrew Preston
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-777) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: In the beginning. Defenders of the faith ; God is an excellent man of war ; Wars of permanent reformation -- pt. 2: The American revelation. The harmony of the world confounded ; Liberation theology -- pt. 3: Imperial destinies. Absolutist apostasies ; The benevolent empire, at home and abroad ; Manifest Destiny and its discontents -- pt. 4: America's mission. Abraham Lincoln and the first war of humanitarian intervention ; Missionaries and the imperialism of human rights ; An also chosen people ; Cuba, the Philippines, and the First Crusade -- pt. 5: Woodrow Wilson and the Second Crusade. The idealistic synthesis ; Onward Christian soldiers ; The Wilsonian creed -- pt. 6: Franklin Roosevelt and the Third Crusade. Princes of peace and prophets of realism ; The simple faith of Franklin Roosevelt ; The Holocaust and the moral meaning of the war ; Spiritual diplomacy ; The church unmilitant ; John Foster Dulles and the quest for a just and durable peace -- pt. 7: The Cold War and the Fourth Crusade. The faith of Harry Truman and the theology of George Kennan ; High priests of the Cold War : Eisenhower and the second coming of Dulles ; The great schism and the myth of consensus -- pt. 8: Reformation and counterreformation. The revolutionary church in a revolutionary age ; The valley of the shadow of death ; Get thee behind me, Satan ; A Judeo-Christian foreign policy ; Ronald the Lionheart -- Epilogue: The last crusade?
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ocn745979751
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 815 pages
Isbn
9781400043231
Lccn
2011035138
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400043231
  • (OCoLC)745979751
Label
Sword of the spirit, shield of faith : religion in American war and diplomacy, Andrew Preston
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 617-777) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1: In the beginning. Defenders of the faith ; God is an excellent man of war ; Wars of permanent reformation -- pt. 2: The American revelation. The harmony of the world confounded ; Liberation theology -- pt. 3: Imperial destinies. Absolutist apostasies ; The benevolent empire, at home and abroad ; Manifest Destiny and its discontents -- pt. 4: America's mission. Abraham Lincoln and the first war of humanitarian intervention ; Missionaries and the imperialism of human rights ; An also chosen people ; Cuba, the Philippines, and the First Crusade -- pt. 5: Woodrow Wilson and the Second Crusade. The idealistic synthesis ; Onward Christian soldiers ; The Wilsonian creed -- pt. 6: Franklin Roosevelt and the Third Crusade. Princes of peace and prophets of realism ; The simple faith of Franklin Roosevelt ; The Holocaust and the moral meaning of the war ; Spiritual diplomacy ; The church unmilitant ; John Foster Dulles and the quest for a just and durable peace -- pt. 7: The Cold War and the Fourth Crusade. The faith of Harry Truman and the theology of George Kennan ; High priests of the Cold War : Eisenhower and the second coming of Dulles ; The great schism and the myth of consensus -- pt. 8: Reformation and counterreformation. The revolutionary church in a revolutionary age ; The valley of the shadow of death ; Get thee behind me, Satan ; A Judeo-Christian foreign policy ; Ronald the Lionheart -- Epilogue: The last crusade?
Control code
ocn745979751
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 815 pages
Isbn
9781400043231
Lccn
2011035138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400043231
  • (OCoLC)745979751

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