Scholars & Saints: The University of Virginia Mormon Studies Podcast

Enlisting Faith: Religion & Military Chaplaincy w/ Ronit Stahl

December 31, 2020 Stephen Betts Season 2 Episode 203
Scholars & Saints: The University of Virginia Mormon Studies Podcast
Enlisting Faith: Religion & Military Chaplaincy w/ Ronit Stahl
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Scholars & Saints: The University of Virginia Mormon Studies Podcast
Enlisting Faith: Religion & Military Chaplaincy w/ Ronit Stahl
Dec 31, 2020 Season 2 Episode 203
Stephen Betts

Today on Scholars & Saints, I’m chatting with Professor Ronit Stahl about the US military chaplaincy. During World War I, the unprecedented size of the US military, along with a mandatory draft meant that the military had to contend for the first time with large scale religious pluralism. Over the course of the twentieth century, the military chaplaincy changed both the military and religion. Along with other minority faiths, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posed unique challenges but also served as a catalyst for change in the ways that the military categorized and interfaced with religion.

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Today on Scholars & Saints, I’m chatting with Professor Ronit Stahl about the US military chaplaincy. During World War I, the unprecedented size of the US military, along with a mandatory draft meant that the military had to contend for the first time with large scale religious pluralism. Over the course of the twentieth century, the military chaplaincy changed both the military and religion. Along with other minority faiths, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posed unique challenges but also served as a catalyst for change in the ways that the military categorized and interfaced with religion.