Accession Number:

ADB060412

Title:

Russia, Religion, and the Rosary: Can Religion be a U.S. Weapon against the Soviet Union?

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Christian theology can be a practical strategic weapon against the U.S.S.R. First, the essence of religious practice can denote Communism as a religion. Second, religions historically and currently are strategically important. Third, religion causes Soviet Union leadership to respond in a reactionary manner. Fourth, religion historically is of high value in the United States of America. Fifth, the United States can use religion as a strategic weapon against the U.S.S.R. The use of religion as a weapon can take three strategies 1 Increase the interreligious tensions between Islam, Orthodox Christianity, Buddhism, and Communism in the Soviet Union. 2 cultivate the growth of the Christian virtues throughout the society in the U.S., and 3 to foster United States reliance upon the use of the supernatural act of prayer. author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE