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Melvin B. Endy
Hamilton College (Clinton, NY 13323-1295)

History of American Religious Attitudes Toward War and Peace (Fellowship Work: Late Colonial Section)

To study attitudes toward war and peace within the various institutional religions of colonial America, as well as such attitudes stemming from civil religion, a system of beliefs and practices relating the phenomena of Judaeo-Christian religion to American experience and forming its own myths and rituals. These "attitudes” considered in the study are religious views on the place of war in human affairs, justifiable reasons for going to war, justifiable ways of prosecuting wars, and the relation between the uses of coercion in war and its domestic use.

Project fields:
History of Religion; U.S. History

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1976 – 7/31/1976