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The Resource Christian attitudes toward war and peace : a historical survey and critical re-evaluation

Christian attitudes toward war and peace : a historical survey and critical re-evaluation

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Christian attitudes toward war and peace : a historical survey and critical re-evaluation
Title
Christian attitudes toward war and peace
Title remainder
a historical survey and critical re-evaluation
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Any scholarship that addresses the evolution of Christian perspectives on warfare generally references this book. Although the scholarship of this work is now outdated and critiqued, Bainton's work is foundational in the area. Bainton believes that the Christian community started out pacifistic, then developed the just war doctrine, and finally adopted holy war ideals. He traces this trajectory from the Early Church up through the wars and conflicts of the 20th century (this book was written in 1960). Finally, Bainton adds his critique of current militaristic ideas (especially in regards to atomic warfare). This book is well written and written for all audiences, however, it is best to supplement this book with more recent scholarship to get current ideas on Christian perspectives on warfare
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DLC
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1894-1984
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bainton, Roland H.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Church history
  • War
Label
Christian attitudes toward war and peace : a historical survey and critical re-evaluation
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ideals of peace in antiquity -- The classical origins of the just war -- The origins of the crusading idea in the Old Testament -- War and peace in the New Testament -- The pacifism of the early church -- The theory of the just war in the Christian Roman empires -- From the just war to the crusade and sectarian pacifism -- The renaissance utopia and the revival of the just war -- Wars of religion -- The historic peace churches and war with the aborigines -- The enlightenment -- From Waterloo to Armageddon: a century of comparative peace -- From the outlawry of war to the atom bomb -- Past and present -- What then?
Control code
384668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
299 pages
Lccn
60012064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)402943
Label
Christian attitudes toward war and peace : a historical survey and critical re-evaluation
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ideals of peace in antiquity -- The classical origins of the just war -- The origins of the crusading idea in the Old Testament -- War and peace in the New Testament -- The pacifism of the early church -- The theory of the just war in the Christian Roman empires -- From the just war to the crusade and sectarian pacifism -- The renaissance utopia and the revival of the just war -- Wars of religion -- The historic peace churches and war with the aborigines -- The enlightenment -- From Waterloo to Armageddon: a century of comparative peace -- From the outlawry of war to the atom bomb -- Past and present -- What then?
Control code
384668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
299 pages
Lccn
60012064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)402943

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