Author Faculty (Discipline)

Arts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2018

Publication Details

This article was originally published as:

Reynaud, D. (2018). 'That sacred band of crusaders:' The AIF as God's warriors. Lucas: An Evangelical History Review, 2(12), 61-84.

ISSN: 1030-4428

ANZSRC / FoR Code

210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)| 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)

Reportable Items

C1

Abstract

This paper explores notions of the First AIF as agents of God’s will during the First World War, asking how various participants in the ranks saw themselves and their fellows in such a role. Issues of a righteous war, holy warriors, the war as God’s punishment and cleansing of a sinful world are examined, as well as those who doubted the spiritual function of the war.

Comments

Used with permission of the Evangelical History Association Australia and the author.

Copyright © 2018 Evangelical History Association Australia and the author.

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