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‘They shall reap the whirlwind’: how Churchill harnessed Christianity in the service of war

Spencer, Nick (2016) ‘They shall reap the whirlwind’: how Churchill harnessed Christianity in the service of war. Democratic Audit UK (20 Dec 2016). Blog.

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Abstract

For centuries the Church of England buttressed a sense of Christian nationhood – which was ably deployed during the second world war by Winston Churchill. In this exclusive extract from his book The Evolution of the West, Nick Spencer explains how Churchill, who lost his faith for a while, nonetheless drew on the Bible to defend ‘Christian civilisation’. Bishop Bell of Chichester, who protested at the bombing of civilian populations in Germany, lost out on the Archbishopric of Canterbury as a result.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D731 World War II
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 09:55
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 09:55
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80507

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