The Resource God's almost chosen peoples : a religious history of the American Civil War, George C. Rable

God's almost chosen peoples : a religious history of the American Civil War, George C. Rable

Label
God's almost chosen peoples : a religious history of the American Civil War
Title
God's almost chosen peoples
Title remainder
a religious history of the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
George C. Rable
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout the Civil War, soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict saw the hand of God in the terrible events of the day, but the standard narratives of the period pay scant attention to religion. Now, in God's Almost Chosen Peoples, Lincoln Prize-winning historian George C. Rable offers a groundbreaking account of how Americans of all political and religious persuasions used faith to interpret the course of the war. Examining a wide range of published and unpublished documents--including sermons, official statements from various churches, denominational papers and periodicals, and letters, diaries, and newspaper articles--Rable illuminates the broad role of religion during the Civil War, giving attention to often-neglected groups such as Mormons, Catholics, blacks, and people from the Trans-Mississippi region. The book underscores religion's presence in the everyday lives of Americans north and south struggling to understand the meaning of the conflict, from the tragedy of individual death to victory and defeat in battle and even the ultimate outcome of the war. Rable shows that themes of providence, sin, and judgment pervaded both public and private writings about the conflict. Perhaps most important, this volume--the only comprehensive religious history of the war--highlights the resilience of religious faith in the face of political and military storms the likes of which Americans had never before endured. - Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
973.7/78
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E635
LC item number
.R33 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Littlefield history of the Civil War era
Label
God's almost chosen peoples : a religious history of the American Civil War, George C. Rable
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Crises of faith -- Reaping the whirlwind -- Holy war -- Fighting for God and country -- Temptations of the camp -- The shepherds and their sheep -- Christian soldiers -- The God of battles -- Carnage -- War's purpose -- The Lord's work -- Testing faith -- Declension -- Wrath -- Jubilo -- Armies of the Lord -- War comes to the churches -- Citizens, saints, and soldiers -- Thanksgiving and desperation -- The final decrees of providence
Control code
ocn698114978
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (586 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807899311
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt61skh
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not applicable
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.b25085049
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)698114978
  • pebcs0807899313

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