A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New by Cara Lea Burnidge PDF

By Cara Lea Burnidge

ISBN-10: 022623231X

ISBN-13: 9780226232317

A century after his presidency, Woodrow Wilson continues to be essentially the most compelling and intricate figures ever to occupy the Oval place of work. A political outsider, Wilson delivered to the presidency a particular, strongly held worldview, outfitted on strong non secular traditions that educated his suggestion of the USA and its position within the world.

With A peaceable Conquest, Cara Lea Burnidge offers the main specified research but of the way Wilson’s spiritual ideals affected his imaginative and prescient of yank overseas coverage, with repercussions that lasted into the chilly warfare and past. Framing Wilson’s highbrow improvement in dating to the nationwide non secular panorama, and paying better realization to the position of faith than in past scholarship, Burnidge indicates how Wilson’s combination of Southern evangelicalism and social Christianity grew to become a crucial a part of how the USA observed itself on this planet, influencing possible secular coverage judgements in refined, lasting methods. finally, Burnidge makes a case for Wilson’s religiosity as one of many key drivers of the emergence of the general public belief of America’s specific, necessary position in foreign relations.

As the presidential election cycle once more increases questions of America’s position on the planet, A peaceable Conquest bargains a desirable excavation of its little-known roots.


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