By Gordon L. Heath, Michael Haykin
Whereas Baptists over the years were sure that ""war is hell,"" they've got now not constantly been capable of agree on tips on how to reply to it. This booklet lines a lot of this bothered courting from the times of Baptist origins with shut ties to pacifist Anabaptists to the responses of Baptists in the USA to the struggle in Vietnam. Essays additionally contain discussions of the English Baptist Andrew Fuller's reaction to the specter of Napoleon, how Baptists in the USA handled the warfare of 1812, the help of Canadian Baptists for Britain's battle in Sudan and Abyssinia within the Eighteen Eighties, the decisive impact of the 1st global battle 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 struggle. those chapters offer vital analyses of Baptist reactions to 1 of society's so much intractable difficulties. ""Conflict demanding situations the Christian moral sense, fostering divergent responses. therefore Baptists have more often than not sought peace, occasionally to the level of condemning warfare outright, yet both they've got usually believed that justice required the taking over of hands, despite enthusiasm. The exact and penetrating overseas stories contained during this publication remove darkness from contrasting attitudes over the centuries, exhibiting how warfare has placed Baptists to the attempt, spiritually in addition to materially."" --David Bebbington, Professor of historical past, college of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, united kingdom ""Baptists have had a diversified 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 subject in numerous time classes and, utilizing a couple of contributors as case reviews, opens the earlier so the reader can contemplate the current. the quantity is a crucial contribution to either Baptist reviews and the Christian method of struggle and peace."" --Robert Wilson, Professor of Church background, Acadia Divinity collage, Wolfville, Canada Gordon L. Heath is affiliate Professor of Christian heritage at McMaster Divinity collage, Hamilton, Ontario and Centenary Chair in international Christianity. he's the writer of A conflict with a Silver Lining: Canadian Protestant church buildings and the South African warfare, 1899-1902 (2009). Michael A. G. Haykin is Professor of Church background 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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The mountain party are desperate men; but perhaps none but such men could carry things through. Their arms last Summer & Winter have been almost every where victorious. I reckon there will be no more Campaigns, worth the name. The combined powers are about done over. Old Catherine is a baggage. She talked all along but never meant to do any thing. She looked on while Prussia & Austria & England were weakening themselves and has reserved her strength to obtain the Turkish Empire, (without interruption from them) at which her mouth has been watering for years, and against which she is now on the eve of declaring war.
82. These are to be distinguished from the Diggers, who were thoroughgoing egalitarians who wanted to equally redistribute the country’s wealth and abolish property rights. The Levellers advocated religious toleration, legal reforms, an extended franchise, and free trade enshrined in a written constitution in a government truly answerable to the people, unlike the monarchy of the existing Parliament. See White, English Baptists, 28. A n t h o n y R . C r o s s — B a p t i s t s , P e a c e , a n d Wa r Samuel Oates disseminated the Leveller manifesto, The Agreement of the People of 1647, in December of that year.
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