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Fall 2023


This paper details the overall response of American Christians to the Vietnam War. Having a vast and varying response, the paper details Christians who both supported and protested the conflict in Vietnam. In order to provide a deep look into a vast topic in just nine pages, the paper uses the Southern Baptist church specifically to provide insight into the theological, political, and ideological reasons that Christians used as the basis for their response. The paper comes to the conclusion that Christians' response to the war was largely dependent on their buy-in to the containment theory.


Course: HIS 227, War in American History (Dr. Benjamin Wetzel)