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Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 167–181 | Cite as

Anglo-American relations and the religious cold war

  • Dianne KirbyEmail author
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Abstract

America cast the cold war as one of history’s great religious wars, between the godless and the god-fearing, between good and evil. The significance religion was accorded in the American approach to cold war politics had a notable impact on Anglo-American relations as religion became a measure not simply for a nation’s morality and justice, but also for democracy and freedom. It was an approach that impacted not only on the nature and conduct of the transatlantic alliance, but one that was to have significant repercussions on ecclesiastical leaders in their dealings with each other and the Vatican.

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Anglo-American cold war religion 

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  1. 1.School of English and HistoryUniversity of UlsterLondonderryUK

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