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Overview CHRISTIAN ATTITUDES TOWARD WAR AND PEACE
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Nov 19, 1979
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0687070279 ISBN13 9780687070275
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More About Roland H. Bainton
A specialist in Reformation history, Roland H. Bainton was for forty-two years Titus Street Professor of ecclesiastical history at Yale, and he continued his writing well into his twenty years of retirement. Bainton wore his scholarship lightly and had a lively, readable style. His most popular book was "Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther" (1950)--which sold more than a million copies.
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Foundational scholarship Jan 2, 2005
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 Although the scholarship of this work is now outdated and critiqued, Bainton's work is foundational in the area.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.