Interview: Harry Stout, The Civil War and Today’s Conflicts

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The United States Civil War took the lives of more Americans than in any war since, and the very words “civil war” conjure up images of an especially hard to contain brand of violence.

Harry Stout is the Chair of Yale University’s Department of Religious Studies and has been studying the religious roots of the American Civil War, and what can be learned from it in the context of today’s global conflicts.

Professor Stout will talk about these issues tonight at Marlboro College. He spoke with Mitch Wertlieb and said while religion had a role in the U.S. Civil war, religious leaders were often silent:

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