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From YMCA to CPS: Pacifist Social Networks

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.6
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the social structures within which Protestant pacifism flourished and the routes by which people became pacifists. Pacifist culture is similar to a spider web, spreading outward ... More


Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Patricia Appelbaum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

American religious pacifism is usually explained in terms of its practitioners' ethical and philosophical commitments. This book argues that Protestant pacifism, which constituted the religious ... More


Epilogue

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.16
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter summarizes the book's main themes and presents some final thoughts. This book showed that pacifism between World War I and the Vietnam era was a multidimensional culture rooted in the ... More


The Protestant Heart: Pacifist Theology

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.7
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter surveys the most important sources of pacifism—the liberal, evangelical, Social Gospel, and modernist movements—and looks at their most significant critique, neo-orthodoxy. The first ... More


Introduction

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.4
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to help readers see pacifism through broader lenses, especially those of American religion, culture, and history. The focus is on ... More


Performing Pacifism: Worship, Plays, and Pageants

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.9
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The range of pacifist performance is wide. Individuals and groups enacted their pacifism for intimate gatherings and for the larger public. Speeches, discussion, marches, picket lines, rallies, and ... More


Milking Goats for Peace: A New Paradigm

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.13
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In the 1940s, the cooperative farm emerged as a paradigmatic form of pacifist living—not the only model for such living, but unquestionably an essential and central one. However, there is no ... More


“Character ‘Bad’”: Harold Gray

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.5
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines what Harold Studley Gray's Character “Bad” reveals about the culture of Protestant pacifism. Character “Bad” was an edited collection of letters written by a young man who ... More


The Pacifist Vernacular

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.8
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter looks at the ways everyday pacifists appropriated and circulated biblical texts and theological assumptions to build their own unique cultural language—a language that was sustained ... More


Swords and Plowshares: Pacifist Iconography

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.10
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the most widely used and widely recognized pacifist imagery, the fundamentals of the iconography. These fundamentals fall into four categories: the Bible visualized, especially ... More


“The Practice of the Presence”: Pacifist Spirituality

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the particular interface of mystical spirituality with mainline Protestantism and pacifism, using sources from the 1920s through the 1950s. It presents a historical text that ... More


“Bad Mother”: Marjorie Swann

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.15
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on Marjorie Swann, a mother with four children, who participated in a civil disobedience action at a nuclear-weapons site near Omaha, Nebraska, in the summer of 1959. Swann was ... More


Training for Peace: Richard Gregg and the Realignment of Pacifist Life

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.12
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter first examines the manifestations and meanings of the practices of Protestant peace activists, both before and after the paradigm shift. It then turns to a crucial text that was in many ... More


“Victories without Violence”: Pacifist Stories

Patricia Appelbaum

in Kingdom to Commune: Protestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832677
eISBN:
9781469605975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.14
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores Protestant pacifist exempla. The exempla are among the most revealing of pacifist cultural productions. They define and explore the meaning of peace and what it means to live as ... More


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