The Books of…Michael Snape

Michael Snape is Durham University’s inaugural Michael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies and author and editor of three volumes with Boydell.

God and Uncle Sam

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 Back Parts of War: The YMCA Memoirs and Letters of Barclay Baron, 1915-1919

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

The Royal Army Chaplains’ Department, 1796-1953
Clergy under Fire

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