Una mirada a la Primera Guerra Mundial

La Primera Guerra Mundial fue un conflicto armado mundial desarrollado entre 1914 y 1918. Originado en Europa por la rivalidad entre las potencias imperialistas, involucró por primera vez en la historia a más de la mitad del planeta. Antes de llegar la Segunda Guerra Mundial, esta conflagración era llamada la Gran Guerra o la Guerra de Guerras y había sido el conflicto mas sangriento de todos los tiempos.

Este blog fue creado por Lucas Ferreyra como trabajo práctico de la materia Historia, de 2do año Polimodal del Colegio Los Médanos, a pedido de la Prof. Cecilia Gómez Carrillo de Lascombes. Julio de 2007


Una visión del papel de la Iglesia Anglicana (en inglés)

Extraído de http://delanceyplace.blogspot.com

In today's excerpt, Kevin Phillips, long-time Republican pundit and author of the ground-breaking 1969 book "The Emerging Republican Majority", on his recently articulated thesis on the association of war and religion:

"Although the Europe of 1900-1914 represented the world's most advanced civilization, talk of Armageddon and crusadership flourished. By 1919 military recruiting posters showed St. George, St. Michael, angels and even Christ in the background...The most extreme blessing of the cannons came from the bishop of London, A.F. Winnington-Ingram, who called the war 'a great crusade--we cannot deny it--to kill Germans.' He advised The Guardian that 'you ask for my advice in a sentence as to what the church is to do--I answer MOBILIZE THE NATION FOR HOLY WAR.'

...Few historians have paid much attention to the loss of faith, but one explanation may be safely ventured. Organized religion did not profit from the great disillusionment when the various chosen peoples turned out not to be. For Britain, the lesson followed a century in which British Christianity had moved in many of the directions that we have later seen in the United States--evangelical religion, global missionary intensity, end-times anticipation, and sense of biblical prophecy beginning to come together in the Middle East.

But when the Armageddon of 1914-1918 brought twenty million deaths instead of Christ's return, the embarrassment was not limited to flag-bedecked Anglican churches and noncomformist chapels that had joined in the parade. Religion in general seemed to have failed, and the British Church attendance shrank--and then shrank again."

Kevin Phillips, American Theocracy, Viking, 2006, 250-1, 382-3

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