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PACIFIST MOVEMENT IN THE METHODIST CHURCH DURING WORLD WAR II: A STUDY OF CIVILIAN PUBLIC SERVICE MEN IN A NONPACIFIST CHURCH

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1982
Summary:
The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 provided that the conscientious objector could do "work of national importance under civilian direction." The arrangement worked out between the government and the National Service Board for Religious Objectors was the Civilian Public Service camps. The Methodist Church had the largest number of Civilian Public Service men of any nonpacifist church. Methodists strongly emphasized pacifism and the evils of war in the 1930s, especially among the youth. This thesis examines a number of the Methodist men who chose Civilian Public Service instead of either combatant or noncorobatant military service. The study concerns itself with the church's influence upon them, their relationship to the church while in Civilian Public Service, and the effect of this experience on their relationship to the church following their service.
Title: THE PACIFIST MOVEMENT IN THE METHODIST CHURCH DURING WORLD WAR II: A STUDY OF CIVILIAN PUBLIC SERVICE MEN IN A NONPACIFIST CHURCH.
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Name(s): EWING, EMERSON KEITH.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
O'Sullivan, John, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1982
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 169 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 provided that the conscientious objector could do "work of national importance under civilian direction." The arrangement worked out between the government and the National Service Board for Religious Objectors was the Civilian Public Service camps. The Methodist Church had the largest number of Civilian Public Service men of any nonpacifist church. Methodists strongly emphasized pacifism and the evils of war in the 1930s, especially among the youth. This thesis examines a number of the Methodist men who chose Civilian Public Service instead of either combatant or noncorobatant military service. The study concerns itself with the church's influence upon them, their relationship to the church while in Civilian Public Service, and the effect of this experience on their relationship to the church following their service.
Identifier: 14101 (digitool), FADT14101 (IID), fau:10915 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1982.
Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945--United States--Conscientious objectors.
World War, 1939-1945--United States--Methodist Church.
National service--United States.
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
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