By Rick L. Nutt, Randall Balmer

A ancient research of the how a variety of American spiritual teams replied to the Vietnam struggle, either in aid and in competition.

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P. 5. 15 consider any communist movement or thought emerging in the world as a challenge to its security, whether or not that challenge arose directly from the Soviet Union or Peoples' Republic of China. S. 18 These Cold War attitudes determined the United States' course of action in Vietnam in the post-World War II era, but that might not have been the case. S. S. naval base at Camranh Bay. George C. S. S. policy nor the perception of events in Vietnam in the press and public reflected an understanding of French military action as anticommunism; it was seen as an attempt to reestablish colonial dominance.

32 Although most evangelicals and fundamentalists eschewed the fiery stance of the far right, Andrew Leroy Pratt says they were equally committed in their anticommunism. "Communism was considered a religion in that it offered a complete explanation for reality," Pratt observes. S. role in the Vietnam War as a key effort in the drive to stop communism. 31See, for instance, McIntire's flyer "How to Win the War," (which also ran in his Christian Beacon), in unprocessed Carl McIntire Collection, Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries.

Zeplowitz, "Jewish Attitudes Toward the Vietnam War," (Rabbinical thesis, Hebrew Union College and Jewish Institute of Religion, 1984-5744), 29. 38Jill Kristine Gill, "Peace is not the Absence of War," 46. 25 aligned nations and those just emerging from colonialism to 39 determine the best means of meeting their national needs The postwar peace movement embodied the most extensive dissent from Cold War thinking in the religious community. 40 As had been the case prior to World War II, this coalition of peace groups encompassed a wide variety of opinions and strategies regarding the Cold War.

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