The Battle Hymn of the Republic

by Pastor Don Elmore

Part 1:  This song became the best-known song of the Union Army during the war, and has come to be a well-loved American patriotic anthem; even though the theological and political meaning of the song is not only anti-Christian, but also humanistic.

Part 2: The background of Julia Ward Howe and her motive for writing"The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is discussed.