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PAPERBACK; Published: 11/15/1994
ISBN: 978-0-8028-0555-3
238 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
DESCRIPTION
This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable.

Should Christians be involved in making war? This ever-present issue gets new attention here within the context of ecumenical discussion. Seven chapters are biblical and historical studies originally prepared for the 1991 Faith and Order Consultation on the Apostolic Faith and the Church's Peace Witness. Also included are eleven statements on war and peace from different church traditions and the 1991 consultation's "Summary Statement."

Contributors:
Ben C. Ollenburger
Dianne Bargent
Paul N. Anderson
Richard Jeske
David G. Hunter
Donald F. Durnbaugh
Charles W. Brockwell Jr.
Howard John Loewen
Jeffrey Gros
Marlin Miller.
REVIEWS
John Ford
—The Catholic University of America
"Should Christians be involved in making war? This question has challenged Christians since Jesus taught his followers to turn the other cheek. This book contains thought-provoking essays that treat various facets of that question: war and peace as presented in the Bible, war and peace as divisive issues in the history of the church, an analysis of eleven recent statements made by church bodies, and so on. While these essays do not (and could not) resolve the question of the peace witness of the church, they do provide a helpful overview of the dimensions of the topic and should be useful in fostering ecumenical dialogue on a church-dividing issue."
Lawrence S. Cunningham
—University of Notre Dame
"This rich ecumenical study of the biblical and ecclesial foundations of peace will serve all who wish to advance peace in a world that so desperately needs it. I was much instructed (and edified) by the careful work of the contributors. This book repays careful study."
Waldemar Janzen
—Canadian Mennonite Bible College
"It is a delight to see representatives of the historic peace churches and churches traditionally adhering to a just-war approach attempting to break through old patterns toward new paradigms of Christian peace witness. . . . If the truly ecumenical dialogue reflected in this volume can be maintained, there is hope for a unified Christian peace witness."

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