The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious Crusade

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About the Author

Philip Jenkins, the author of The Lost History of Christianity, Jesus Wars, and The Next Christendom, is the Distinguished Professor of History and member of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He has published articles and op-ed pieces in The Wall Street Journal, New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe and has been a guest on top national radio shows across the country.

"This sweeping, carefully researched book makes sense of a global conflict... [that] redrew the global map and reshaped all the major faiths involved."--Christianity Today
"An astounding chronicle of intense piety inciting acts of terrible carnage."--Booklist, starred review
"Jenkins' vividly written synthesis [on World War I] belongs at the top of reading lists on the conflict."--Christian Century
"In his masterful book Jenkins...firmly establishes that WWI did not just reshape the political landscape, but it created the religious world we exist in today."--The Catholic World Report
"A painstaking, densely layered study of a time when religious themes underpinned the militarism and nationalism of the embroiled nations. Indeed, as Jenkins carefully portrays, the war changed everything, from the collapse of the old order to the compromising and weakening of world faiths. A work of intensely nuanced research."--Kirkus Reviews
"If you care about religious diversity and the role of faith in global war and peace--then you must get a copy of The Great and Holy War. [A] unique and important look at how the First World War reshaped global conflicts we are still wrestling with a century later."--ReadTheSpirit
"As thoroughly researched as it is readable. Even scholars well versed in the field will learn much from this work. Possessing a superior grasp of the political and military history, the author...presents a perceptive and engaging view of the war ...[Jenkins] sets a high standard."--Anglican and Episcopal History