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By Anne C. Loveland

This booklet is a non secular research of the fifty-year heritage of conservative evangelical Christians' religious offensive in the U.S. army, which gained millions of converts to their religion.

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I also wish to express my appreciation to the following individuals who provided information, guidance, and encouragement: Richard F. Abel, E. H. Jim Ammerman, Don Baker, George W. Baugham, John W. , Robert P. , James A. Edgren, Mike Hamilton, Jerry Hansen, William J. Hourihan, D. James Kennedy, Don L. Lair, Billy W. Libby, Robert L. , James M. Meredith, David L. Meschke, Robert Pickus, David B. Plummer, Floyd Robertson, Ted Shadid, Ron Soderquist, Robert W. Spoede, David Stedman, Vinson Synan, John E.

Scott, executive director of the NAE Commission on Chaplains, reflected on the benefits and limitations of the military's religious and moral guidance programs and evangelicals' obligation to service personnel. " But he also repeated his warning. Leaving such matters entirely in the hands of the military would be a mistake. "Bowling alleys, hobby shops, photo-labs and even the educational facilities that are at their disposal will not and do not take the place of the spiritual," he insisted. "22 In fact, evangelicals in the NAE and other groups were ready and willing to take up Scott's challenge.

3. Leon G. , December 13, 1979), 17; Edith L. , 1989), II, 14142; Ernest Kalapathy, "There IS a Servicemen's Division," PE, November 4, 1951, p. 10; "Publications for Servicemen," PE, November 4, 1951, p. 11. 4 Supplementing the work of the denomination and its chaplains, AOG missionaries operated servicemen's homes and centers near military posts in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Besides providing food, lodging, and recreational activities, such places scheduled Bible studies, prayer meetings, worship services, and evangelism training.

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