Michael Snape is Durham University’s inaugural Michael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies and author and editor of three volumes with Boydell.
This huge, acclaimed work examines the role of religion in the lives of more than 16 million American
men and women who served in the Second World War, and the impact this had on post-war society.
This is a landmark study that will be the standard for years to come and a foundational piece for subsequent specialized studies of religion and the Second World War. CERCLES
The story that Baron tells here is as salutary as it is unfamiliar; far from being ineffectual onlookers, through the YMCA in particular the churches provided a ubiquitous, unstinting and even heroic service to the British soldier in the First World War.
Constitutes a significant contribution to looking afresh at ‘religion and war’. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY
This highly revisionist study represents a complete reappraisal of the role of the British army chaplain and of the Royal Army Chaplains’ Department in the first century and a half of its existence.
Essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in the wider history of the British army. THE BRITISH ARMY REVIEW