Accession Number : ADA309644

Title :   World Religions: A Resource for U.S. Army Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Sampson, Kenneth L.

PDF Url : ADA309644

Report Date : 06 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 387

Abstract : This project serves as a resource on world religions. Its underlying argument is that the world-wide resurgence of religious nationalism (fundamentalism) affects operations conducted by the United States Armed Forces. Based upon Appendix E (Guide to Analysis of Local Religions), of FM 16-1 (Religious Support), this manual acquaints readers with aspects of selected world religions. It first analyzes the impact of religious nationalism on military operations. Next, it treats topics contributing to the development of culturally sensitive soldier/leaders. An analysis of designated world religions follows. Topics treated include the specific religion's broad influence on leadership, belief, ethical motivation, culture, worship, politics and manners/customs. A sample country study shows how ministry teams can quickly and readily make information available to their deploying personnel. Lastly, the guide concludes with an annotated bibliography of helpful resources. The primary audience is chaplains and chaplain assistants. Hopefully, this guide can be part of their 'kit bag' of helpful resources. Other military personnel--Special Forces teams, members of the Civil Affairs, Intelligence, Personnel, Language Study and Foreign Area Officer communities--in addition to commanders of deploying units, can benefit.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *IMPACT, *HANDBOOKS, *RELIGION, *CHAPLAINS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), GLOBAL, POLITICAL SCIENCE, LEADERSHIP, ARMY PERSONNEL, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, SENSITIVITY, LANGUAGE, CIVIL AFFAIRS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE