Faith and Hope in A War-torn Land

Faith and Hope in A War-torn Land

The US Army Chaplaincy in the Balkans, 1995-2005

Paperback - 2006
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Chaplain Lawson's initial historical review of the Balkans provides the setting to help one understand what led to America's involvement in the region. He deftly works his way through the key points of a confusing history that ultimately leads to US and international engagement in the area. Later in the book, he provides an excellent summary of the Bosnia and Kosovo regions and the consequent US presence there. This background information is very helpful in understanding the crucial nature of chaplain ministry, because much of the Balkans conflict is related to religious issues.
Chaplain Lawson's use of personal Army chaplain and chaplain assistant accounts makes up the bulk of the work. His use of quotes, stories, written accounts, and personal observations provides a broad look at religious ministry in this relatively new Army environment an environment of peacekeeping and multinational, joint-service coordination. He points out that the religious support in the Balkans conflict was also a period in which the Army had to use the Reserve components (Army National Guard and Army Reserve) in a significant way.

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Publisher: Fort Leavenworth, KS : Combat Studies Institute Press ; Washington, DC : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., [2006]
ISBN: 9780160764363
016076436X
Branch Call Number: D110.2:B19
Characteristics: xiii, 196 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.

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