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The Resource Trauma, religion and spirituality in Germany during the First World War, Jason Crouthamel, (electronic resource)

Trauma, religion and spirituality in Germany during the First World War, Jason Crouthamel, (electronic resource)

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Trauma, religion and spirituality in Germany during the First World War
Title
Trauma, religion and spirituality in Germany during the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Jason Crouthamel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the impact of violence on the religious beliefs of front soldiers and civilians in Germany during the First World War. The central argument is that religion was the main prism through which men and women in the Great War articulated and processed trauma. Inspired by trauma studies, the history of emotions, and the social and cultural history of religion, this book moves away from the history of clerical authorities and institutions at war and instead focuses on the history of religion and war 'from below.' Jason Crouthamel provides a fascinating exploration into the language and belief systems used by ordinary people to explain the inexplicable. From Judeo-Christian traditions to popular beliefs and 'superstitions,' front soldiers depended on a malleable psychological toolbox that included a hybrid of ideas stitched together using prewar concepts mixed with images or experiences derived from the surreal environment of modern combat. Perhaps most interestingly, studying the front experience exposes not only lived religion, but also how religious beliefs are invented. Front soldiers in particular constructed new, subjective spiritual and religious concepts based on encounters with industrialized weapons, the sacred experience of comradeship, and immersion in mass death, which profoundly altered their sense of self and the supernatural. More than just a coping mechanism, religious language and beliefs enabled victims, and perpetrators, of violence to narrate concepts of psychological renewal and rebirth. In the wake of defeat and revolution, religious concepts shaped by the war experience also became a cornerstone of visions for radical political movements, including the National Socialists, to transform a shattered and embittered German nation. Making use of letters between soldiers and civilians, diaries, memoirs and front newspapers, Trauma, Religion and Spirituality in Germany during the First World War offers a unique glimpse into the belief systems of men and women at a turning point in European history."--
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Crouthamel, Jason
Dewey number
940.311
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Bloomsbury eBooks.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Spirituality
Target audience
adult
Label
Trauma, religion and spirituality in Germany during the First World War, Jason Crouthamel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350083738?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. "Gott Mit Uns (God is on our side)": Hegemonic constructions of religious faith, nationalism and the war experience -- 2. Fatalism and faith: dissonant reactions to prescribed religious beliefs -- 3. Where is God? Breaking down and reconstructing faith in the trenches -- 4. Subjective spiritualities: alternative metaphysics and supernatural beliefs in the face of violence -- 5. "Abandoned by God": metaphysical responses to defeat and revolution -- 6. Postwar metaphysics: spirituality, religion and the memory of the trenches -- Conclusion
Control code
9781350083738
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages).
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350083721
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.5040/9781350083738
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1238133551
Label
Trauma, religion and spirituality in Germany during the First World War, Jason Crouthamel, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350083738?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. "Gott Mit Uns (God is on our side)": Hegemonic constructions of religious faith, nationalism and the war experience -- 2. Fatalism and faith: dissonant reactions to prescribed religious beliefs -- 3. Where is God? Breaking down and reconstructing faith in the trenches -- 4. Subjective spiritualities: alternative metaphysics and supernatural beliefs in the face of violence -- 5. "Abandoned by God": metaphysical responses to defeat and revolution -- 6. Postwar metaphysics: spirituality, religion and the memory of the trenches -- Conclusion
Control code
9781350083738
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages).
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350083721
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.5040/9781350083738
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1238133551

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