Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order

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Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order

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A century after his presidency, Woodrow Wilson remains one of the most compelling and complicated figures ever to occupy the Oval Office. A political outsider, Wilson brought to the presidency a distinctive, strongly held worldview, built on powerful religious traditions that informed his idea of America and its place in the world.

With A Peaceful Conquest, Cara Lea Burnidge presents the most detailed analysis yet of how Wilson’s religious beliefs affected his vision of American foreign policy, with repercussions that lasted into the Cold War and beyond. Framing Wilson’s intellectual development in relationship to the national religious landscape, and paying greater attention to the role of religion than in previous scholarship, Burnidge shows how Wilson’s blend of Southern evangelicalism and social Christianity became a central part of how America saw itself in the world, influencing seemingly secular policy decisions in subtle, lasting ways. Ultimately, Burnidge makes a case for Wilson’s religiosity as one of the key drivers of the emergence of the public conception of America’s unique, indispensable role in international relations.

As the presidential election cycle once again raises questions of America’s place in the world, A Peaceful Conquest offers a fascinating excavation of its little-known roots. -- Provided by Amazon.com

Keywords

Wilson, Woodrow, -- 1856-1924; Wilson, Woodrow, -- 1856-1924 -- Religion; Protestantism -- Political aspects -- United States;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9780226232454

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

University Press Chicago Press

City

Chicago, IL

Department

Department of Philosophy and World Religions

Object Description

xi, 219 pages ; 24 cm.

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EN

Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order

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