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Kingdom to commune : Protestant pacifist culture between World War I and the Vietnam era / Patricia Appelbaum.

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Subject: Nonviolence > Religious aspects > Historic peace churches.
Pacifism > Religious aspects > Historic peace churches.
Peace > Religious aspects > Historic peace churches.
United States > Church history > 20th century.
Nonviolence > United States > History > 20th century.
Pacifism > United States > History > 20th century.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780807889763
  • ISBN: 0807889768
  • ISBN: 9781469605975
  • ISBN: 146960597X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 330 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-313) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- "Character 'bad'" : Harold Gray -- From YMCA to CPS : Pacifist social networks -- The Protestant heart : Pacifist theology -- The Pacifist vernacular -- Performing Pacifism : worship, plays, and pageants -- Swords and plowshares : Pacifist iconography -- "The practice of the presence" : Pacifist spirituality -- Training for peace : Richard Gregg and the realignment of Pacifist life -- Milking goats for peace : a new paradigm -- "Victories without violence" : Pacifist stories -- "Bad mother" : Marjorie Swann.
Summary: American religious pacifism is usually explained in terms of its practitioners' ethical and philosophical commitments. Patricia Appelbaum argues that Protestant pacifism, which constituted the religious center of the large-scale peace movement in the United States after World War I, is best understood as a culture that developed dynamically in the broader context of American religious, historical, and social currents. Exploring piety, practice, and material religion, Appelbaum describes a surprisingly complex culture of Protestant pacifism expressed through social networks, iconography, vernac.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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