Gordon L. Heath,Michael A.G. Haykin's Baptists and War: Essays on Baptists and Military Conflict, PDF

By Gordon L. Heath,Michael A.G. Haykin

whereas Baptists over the years were convinced that "war is hell," they've got now not continuously been in a position to agree on easy methods to reply to it. This booklet lines a lot of this afflicted dating from the times of Baptist origins with shut ties to pacifist Anabaptists to the responses of Baptists in the USA to the conflict in Vietnam. Essays additionally comprise discussions of the English Baptist Andrew Fuller's reaction to the specter of Napoleon, how Baptists in the US handled the conflict of 1812, the aid of Canadian Baptists for Britain's conflict in Sudan and Abyssinia within the Eighties, the decisive influence of the 1st international battle on Canada's T. T. Shields, the reaction of Australian Baptists to the second one international conflict, and the way Russian Baptists handled the chilly battle. those chapters supply vital analyses of Baptist reactions to at least one of society's so much intractable problems.

"Conflict demanding situations the Christian sense of right and wrong, fostering divergent responses. as a result Baptists have generally sought peace, occasionally to the level of condemning struggle outright, yet both they've got usually believed that justice required the taking over of fingers, inspite of enthusiasm. The distinct and penetrating overseas stories contained during this e-book light up contrasting attitudes over the centuries, displaying how battle has positioned Baptists to the try out, spiritually in addition to materially."
--David Bebbington, Professor of background, college of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland,

"Baptists have had a diverse method of conflict from the Pietist/Reformed tensions of 4 hundred years in the past to the reactions to the Vietnam battle. This paintings explores the topic in numerous time sessions and, utilizing a couple of members as case reviews, opens the earlier so the reader can think about the current. the quantity is a crucial contribution to either Baptist stories and the Christian method of struggle and peace."
--Robert Wilson, Professor of Church heritage, Acadia Divinity university, Wolfville, Canada

Gordon L. Heath is affiliate Professor of Christian background at McMaster Divinity university, Hamilton, Ontario and Centenary Chair in international Christianity. he's the writer of A struggle with a Silver Lining: Canadian Protestant church buildings and the South African War, 1899-1902 (2009).

Michael A. G. Haykin is Professor of Church heritage on the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. he's the writer of a couple of books facing patristic and Baptist studies.

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