American Evangelicals and the U.S. Military 1942-1993 by Anne C. Loveland

By Anne C. Loveland

This booklet is a non secular research of the fifty-year background of conservative evangelical Christians' non secular offensive in the U.S. army, which received millions of converts to their religion.

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Ketcham, "A Pentecostal Home for Servicemen in the Far East," PE, May 31, 1959, p. a Challenge and a Blessing," PE, November 22, 1964, p. 22; Helen Braxton, "Serving Our Servicemen in Europe," PE, June 26, 1966, p. 16; "CBC Students Provide Coffeehouse Ministry for Military Base," PE, June 29, 1980, pp. 1213; "Servicemen's Home in Korea Reaches Varied Audience," PE, June 29, 1980, p. 29; Jim Smith, "Making Disciples in the Armed Forces," PE, February 27, 1983, pp. 1819; Kristine Bryant, "Twenty Years of Military Ministry," PE, March 4, 1984, p.

UEA, November 1, 1950, p. 9. "13 In response to the criticisms leveled against universal military training and selective service by religious groupswhich included mainline, liberal Protestant denominations as well as evangelicalsthe Truman administration and military leaders began implementing an unprecedented religious and moral welfare program in the armed forces. It mandated compulsory moral (or character) education for all military personnel, provided increased opportunities for religious activities, and greatly enhanced the role chaplains played in military training.

7 As one of the largest and fastest growing of the evangelical denominations, the AOG was bound to make a significant impact within the armed forces. Another even larger, burgeoning denomination, the 6. Bert Webb, "Ministering to Servicemen in Europe," PE, July 5, 1964, p. 6.

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