By Gordon L. Heath, Michael Haykin
Whereas Baptists over the years were yes that ""war is hell,"" they've got now not regularly been in a position to agree on find out how to reply to it. This ebook lines a lot of this afflicted courting from the times of Baptist origins with shut ties to pacifist Anabaptists to the responses of Baptists in the United States to the struggle in Vietnam. Essays additionally comprise discussions of the English Baptist Andrew Fuller's reaction to the specter of Napoleon, how Baptists in the USA handled the conflict of 1812, the help of Canadian Baptists for Britain's conflict in Sudan and Abyssinia within the Eighteen Eighties, the decisive influence of the 1st international struggle on Canada's T. T. Shields, the reaction of Australian Baptists to the second one international struggle, and the way Russian Baptists handled the chilly warfare. those chapters supply very important analyses of Baptist reactions to at least one of society's so much intractable difficulties. ""Conflict demanding situations the Christian moral sense, fostering divergent responses. consequently Baptists have ordinarily sought peace, occasionally to the level of condemning conflict outright, yet both they've got frequently believed that justice required the taking over of palms, inspite of enthusiasm. The certain and penetrating overseas reviews contained during this booklet light up contrasting attitudes over the centuries, displaying how warfare has placed Baptists to the try out, spiritually in addition to materially."" --David Bebbington, Professor of background, college of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, united kingdom ""Baptists have had a assorted method of battle from the Pietist/Reformed tensions of 4 hundred years in the past to the reactions to the Vietnam conflict. This paintings explores the topic in numerous time sessions and, utilizing a couple of participants as case stories, opens the prior so the reader can consider the current. the quantity is a crucial contribution to either Baptist experiences and the Christian method of warfare and peace."" --Robert Wilson, Professor of Church heritage, Acadia Divinity university, Wolfville, Canada Gordon L. Heath is affiliate Professor of Christian historical past at McMaster Divinity university, Hamilton, Ontario and Centenary Chair in global Christianity. he's the writer of A conflict with a Silver Lining: Canadian Protestant church buildings and the South African conflict, 1899-1902 (2009). Michael A. G. Haykin is Professor of Church historical past on the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. he's the writer of a few books facing patristic and Baptist reviews.
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