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War, peace, and nonresistance.

Author: Guy F Hershberger
Publisher: Scottdale, Pa., Herald Press, 1953.
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Hershberger, Guy F. (Guy Franklin), 1896-1989.
War, peace, and nonresistance.
Scottdale, Pa., Herald press, 1953
(OCoLC)609193092
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy F Hershberger
OCLC Number: 378801
Description: 375 pages
Contents: 1. War in human history --
War and material civilization --
Wars in ancient times --
Wars in the Middle Ages --
Wars in modern times --
Wars in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries --
The rise of modern dictators --
The character of modern warfare --
An age of secularism --
2. Peace and war in the Old Testament --
The old and the new covenants --
The love of God in the Old and New Testaments --
The wrath of God in the Old and New Testaments --
How the wrath of God works --
Human vengeance belongs to sinful society --
The Christian forbidden to exercise vengeance --
The Anabaptists stress the new covenant --
Why did God permit war under the old covenant --
Two levels of humanity: Christian and sub-Christian --
The lower standards of the old covenant due to Israel's sin --
Old Testament wars due to Israel's sin --
The significance of the Old Testament theocracy --
The prophets call Israel to repentance and peace --
3. Nonresistance in the New Testament --
The New Covenant and the kingdom of God --
Christ the author and example of nonresistance --
Nonresistant teaching in the New Testament --
The Christian and the state --
Nonresistance is for our time --
Nonresistance as integral part of the gospel --
Disregarding the truth a serious matter --
4. Peace, war, and the state in the history of the church --
The early church to A.D. 174 --
The early Church, A.D. 174-313 --
The church after A.D. 313 --
Lutheranism --
Calvinism --
The Mennonites, friends and brethren --
The church in recent times. 5. The Mennonites in Europe --
The sixteenth century --
The Netherlands --
Switzerland --
Germany --
France --
Russia --
6. The Mennonites in America --
The French revolution and Indian war and the American revolution --
Mennonites in the Civil war --
Mennonites in the first world war --
Experiences in the army camps --
Experiences in the home community --
Clarifying the issue of so-called noncombatant service --
Finding the way to alternative service --
The Mennonites of Canada in the first world war --
The second world war --
Civilian public service --
The Mennonite central committee and the peace committees --
Mennonites of Canada in the second world war --
7. A world-wide peace witness --
Mennonite migrations and relief --
Relief a phase of the Mennonite peace testimony --
Peace testimony through voluntary service --
Plans of action in case of war --
A world-wide peace witness --
Revival of nonresistance among the Dutch Mennonites --
Revival of peace interests in Europe and beyond Mennonites and the Vietnam war --
8. Nonresistance and the state in modern life --
The Christian's relation to the state --
The Anabaptist attitude toward the state --
The Quaker attitude toward the state --
A general attitude of submission to the government --
Prayer for those in authority --
State functions in which the nonresistant Christian may not participate --
State functions in which the nonresistant Christian may participate --
Functions which the state may not legitimately assume --
A strong emphasis on the church's own program --
The contribution of nonresistance to society --
9. Biblical nonresistance and modern pacifism. Nonresistance and pacifism --
International peace plans --
Quaker pacifism --
Liberal protestant pacifism --
Pacifism and the social gospel --
Twentieth century pacifism --
Nonviolent resistance --
Tolstoy --
Gandhi --
Nonviolent coercion and race relations --
The political objector to war --
Difficulties of classification --
Nonresistance and pacifism in Civilian public service --
10. The social implications of biblical nonresistance --
Nonresistance and industrial conflict --
Industrial conflict and materialism --
Nonresistance and economic relations --
Nonresistance and agriculture --
The economics of the Mennonite rural community --
The Christian attitude toward other races and peoples --
An awakened social conscience --
11. The task of the nonresistant Christian --
The challenge of pacifism --
The challenge of the non-pacifist --
Is the nonresistant Christian a parasite --
Christian nonresistance a genuine service to society --
Nonresistant Mennonites and religious freedom --
Nonresistance and Christian brotherhood --
12. Keeping the faith --
A vital Christian faith and life --
A need for spiritual strengthening --
Teaching the Bible --
Home life and teaching --
An understanding of Mennonitism --
An effective program of peace teaching --
A true Mennonite community brotherhood --
A consistent policy of nonmilitant service --
A positive program of Christian ministry to the needy --
Christian business relationships. Christian race relations --
Nonresistance and nonconformity --
Teaching the entire gospel --
The outreach of Christian nonresistance --
Appendix --
The Scriptures speak --
Some difficult scriptures --
Some practical questions --
Nonresistance in the Dortrecht confession --
Peace, war and military service: A statement of position --
A declaration of Christian faith and commitment --
A declaration of Christian faith and commitment with respect to peace, war and nonresistance --
A statement of concerns --
The way of Christian love in race relations --
Communism and anti-communism --
The Christian witness to the state.
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