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By Anne C. Loveland

This e-book is a spiritual learn of the fifty-year historical past of conservative evangelical Christians' non secular offensive in the U.S. army, which received millions of converts to their religion.

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2 (footnote continued from previous page) November 16, 1947, p. 21; John Costello, Virtue Under Fire: How World War II Changed Our Social and Sexual Attitudes (Boston, 1985), 25153; Rodger R. , 1977), 2627; Jacob Simpson Payton, "The Story of a Letter," Chaplain, III (March, 1946), 4143; "Chaplain Condemns Army Entertainment," UEA, March 15, 1946, p. 16. The three evangelical leaders were Harold John Ockenga, pastor of Boston's Park Street Church, Alfred Carpenter, director of the Southern Baptist Convention Chaplains Commission, and W.

As a result, Truman persuaded the Congress to resurrect the selective service system on June 24, 1948. The Korean War prevented the draft from expiring in 1950, and Congress regularly renewed it thereafter. "3 Although evangelicals had joined with liberal and mainline groups in opposing UMT, they parted company on the resumption of selective service. The great majority of evangelicals endorsed it immediately and without qualification. In a November, 1950, editorial, United Evangelical Action declared that "national defense is essential.

Wickham, "A Soldier Who Cares About Families" 274 20 Maintaining the Sectarian Ideal 296 21 The Confrontation over Homosexuals in the Military 323 Index 343 Page ix Preface This book traces the history of American evangelicals' mission to the armed forces of the United States beginning in the early 1940s and continuing into the present. It describes how they succeeded in winning thousands of military men and women to evangelical religion and, through the influence they gained among the military leadership, exerted a significant impact on the armed forces as an institution.

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