Sword of the Lord, The

  • Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Century

  • Edited by Doris L. Bergen

  • 312 pages, 0.00 x 0.00

  • Paperback | 9780268021764 | March 2004

  • Hardcover | 9780268021757 | March 2004

  • eBook | 9780268048839 | October 2020

  • Critical Problems in History


The Sword of the Lord is the first book to examine military chaplains and the development of the military chaplaincy across history and geography—from the first to the twenty-first century, from Europe to North America. The scope of this work reveals the astonishing fact that the military chaplaincy has existed in a recognizable form for more than 1,600 years. Contributors analyze specific historical moments in the development of the chaplaincy, beginning in antiquity and progressing through the Crusades, the English Civil War, the American Civil War, both World Wars, and the Vietnam War.