Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - G.I. Messiahs by Jonathan H. Ebel

Jonathan Ebel has long been interested in how religion helps individuals and communities render meaningful the traumatic experiences of violence and war. In this new work, he examines cases from the Great War to the present day and argues that our notions of what it means to be an American soldier are not just strongly religious, but strongly Christian. Drawing on a vast array of sources, he further reveals the effects of soldier veneration on the men and women so often cast as heroes. Imagined as the embodiments of American ideals, described as redeemers of the nation, adored as the ones willing to suffer and die that we, the nation, may live-soldiers have often lived in subtle but significant tension with civil religious expectations of them. With chapters on prominent soldiers past and present, Ebel recovers and re-narrates the stories of the common American men and women that live and die at both the center and edges of public consciousness.

Buy G.I. Messiahs by Jonathan H. Ebel from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780300176704
ISBN-10: 0300176708
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - G.I. Messiahs by Jonathan H. Ebel

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about G.I. Messiahs book by Jonathan H. Ebel and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Jonathan H. Ebel

Jonathan H. Ebel is associate professor of religious studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a former naval intelligence officer. He is the author of Faith in the Fight: Religion and the American Soldier in the First World War and the co-editor, with John D. Carlson, of From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America.

Books By Jonathan H. Ebel

Faith in the Fight by Jonathan H. Ebel
Paperback, February 2014
$39.59
From Jeremiad to Jihad by Jonathan H. Ebel
Paperback, June 2012
$52.19