The Clergy in Khaki

Author(s): 
Snape, Michael
Author(s): 
Madigan, Edward
ISBN: 
9781409430001
Date published: 
May 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Army chaplains have not fared well in the mythology of the Great War. Alongside Blimpish generals they are generally characterized as embodiments of the callous futility and hypocrisy that left the battlefields of the Western Front littered with corpses. Yet, as historians have begun to reassess the motives and performance of generals, so this collection offers a fresh reassessment of chaplains. Drawing on the expertise of sixteen academic researchers, the collection offers an unprecedented analysis of the subject from a multi-disciplinary perspective that embraces theology, sociology and textual criticism in addition to military, political, ecclesiastical, medical and imperial history.