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The Transformation of American ReligionThe Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening$
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Amanda Porterfield

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195131376

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195131371.001.0001

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Vietnam and the Ethics of Disenchantment

Vietnam and the Ethics of Disenchantment

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(p.88) 3 Vietnam and the Ethics of Disenchantment
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The Transformation of American Religion
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Amanda Porterfield (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195131371.003.0004

Disillusion with American culture became widespread during the Vietnam War as protesters condemned the immorality of the war and the military industrial establishment that supported it, and supporters of the war condemned the protesters. A sense of moral and spiritual disenchantment accompanied these culture wars, along with widespread criticism of American claims to being a nation chosen by God. In addition to describing the end of “victory culture,” and the dismantling of stereotypical distinctions between good cowboys and bad Indians, this chapter points to the important contributions made to American society by the civil rights movement. This discussion of civil rights focuses on the influence of the school of religious thought known as personalism on Martin Luther King Jr. and its linkages to long‐standing American trends of religious individualism.

Keywords:   civil rights movement, cowboys, culture wars, disenchantment, Martin Luther King Jr, military industrial establishment, personalism, victory culture, Vietnam War

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