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dc.contributor.advisorUrban, Hugh B.
dc.contributor.advisorErzen, Tanya
dc.creatorBlackburn-Smith, Rosemary
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-06T14:47:29Z
dc.date.available2007-06-06T14:47:29Z
dc.date.issued2007-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/28375
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the breadth of opinions toward the current war in Afghanistan among American Protestants. The thesis presents data gathered from fieldwork in several Central Ohio Protestant churches as well as books and articles published post-9/11. As my data demonstrate, Protestant attitudes toward this war are strongly related to specific theological attitudes, such as how a Christian perceives the figure of Jesus Christ, how one interprets the religious authority (the Bible), and how one defines evil. The cyclical relationship between theological beliefs and attitudes toward war is mediated by the level of political authority a particular Christian or group of Christians has.en
dc.description.sponsorshipArts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarshipen
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe Ohio State Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Ohio State University. Department of Comparative Studies Honors Theses; 2007en
dc.subjectreligion and waren
dc.subjectProtestantismen
dc.subjectreligious ethicsen
dc.subjectjust war theoryen
dc.subjectpacifismen
dc.subjectChristianityen
dc.titleContemporary American Protestant Attitudes toward the War on Terror: Authority, Theology and Political Beliefsen
dc.typeThesisen


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