American Lutheran Survey Volume 8

American Lutheran Survey Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...To the soldier God is very real and a future life a certainty. We read it in the Rhymes of a Red Cross Man, a mixture of crude ideas, fervid patriotism and the simple faith that "'The God who gave the cannon gave the Cross.' "A young officer wrote: 'I have taken an invoice of myself and know better my weaknesses. My faith in God and man is unshaken in spite of the maelstrom of horror in the world. Father's supreme faith has been to me a ground rock to w-hich I would retreat to reorganize faith when hardest pressed.' Men tried in such a furnace will come home as their fathers did, noble and true men. Our anxiety and uncertainty is not about the returned soldier but the people who have remained at home. What their religious condition will be depends largely upon three conditions. '"One is political. In a democracy the religious and political interests are related. The war has brought a political disturbance. Normal administrative activities have been disorganized. It is the common result of war. Governmental powers are concentrated. Our Congress has largely increased the sphere of the Executive Department. After it is over the organs of government may quietly resume their former functions. It was so in the North. Mr. Lincoln was autocratic. He did things that called out protests. There were military arrests, and many denied, their loyalty. A case was brought before the Supreme Court as a test. The Court decided that they were unconstitutional "except where the courts were not open because of invasion." This case of Milligan is an example of the public anxiety. But when the war was over the government went on just as it had done before and all these things were forgotten. After the reconstruction was completed, but for more

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  • Paperback | 906 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 45mm | 1,583g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660606X
  • 9781236606068