The Bible in America and Britain at War


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This year marks the centenary of America’s entrance into what was known as the Great War on the side of France and Great Britain. On April 6, 1917, having passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives, the United States of America declared war against Germany. Whereas the Imperial German Government has committed repeated acts of war against the people of the United States of America: Therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial German Government, which has thus been thrust upon the United States, is hereby formally declared. It was Good Friday.

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5004 Religious Studies, 50 Philosophy and Religious Studies
Journal Title
Journal of the Bible and its Reception
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Journal ISSN
2329-440X
2329-4434
Volume Title
4
Publisher
De Gruyter
Sponsorship
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/M011186/1)
The essays in this themed issue of the journal were originally given as papers at workshops of the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research network, The Book and the Sword: The Bible in the Experience and Legacy of the Great War held in St John’s College, Cambridge. The editors express their gratitude to the AHRC for their funding.