The Christian Warrior in the Twentieth Century

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Edwin Mellen Press, 1995 - Religion - 158 pages
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This work traces the evolution of the male military-heroic tradition of the West and its re-invigoration by Christian theology and ecclesiology. It aims to show how this heroic tradition lies behind notions of national and gender identity and how, with the shared symbolism of war remembrance and war memorials, a common Eurochristian culture has been achieved in the 20th century. The book concludes with an analysis of the working out of this culture in debates about war crimes, masculine concepts of duty and a war (The Gulf War) on Eurochristianity's frontier with Islam.
 

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Contents

FROM TRIBE TO NATION TO CONTINENT
31
EUROCHRISTIANITY
45
EUROCHRISTIANITY WHY EUROPEANS
73
THE LAND OF THE FREE AND
89
THE GULF WAR SMART WEAPONS
99
JUST WAR AND WAR CRIMES THE VICTIM
109
ON DUTY IN THE POSTMODERN ERA
127
EPILOGUE
141
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Davies is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Newcastle.

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