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Brand New! ; These essays reveal how the scriptures, prophetic teachings, history, culture, rituals, and traditions of Mormonism have been, are, and can be used as warrants for a wide range of activities and attitudes—from radical pacifism to legitimation of the United States’ use of preemptive force against its enemies. As a relatively young religion that for much of its early history was simply struggling for survival, Mormonism has not yet fully grappled with some of the pressing questions of war and peace, with all of the attendant theological, social, and political ramifications. Given the LDS Church’s relative stability and measure of prominence and influence in the early twenty-first century, the time is ripe to examine the historical, spiritual, and cultural resources within the tradition that provide a foundation for constructive dialogue about how individual Latter-day Saints and the institutional Church orient themselves in a world of violence. While recognizing the important contributions of previous scholars who had offered analysis and reflection on the topic, these essays offer a more sustained and collaborative examination of Mormon perspectives on war and peace, drawing on both historical-social scientific research as well as more normative (theological and ethical) arguments.
"Mormons take their morality seriously. They are also patriotic. Tragically, the second trait can undermine the first. When calls for war are on the horizon, it is possible for well-intended Saints to be too sure of our selective application of scripture to contemporary matters of life and death, too sure that we can overcome evil by force, that we can control the results of military conflict, that war is the only option for patriots. Yet pacifism has its own critics. This collection of differing views by thoughtful scholars comprises a debate. Reading it may save us in the future from enacting more harm than good in the name of God, country, or presumption." - Philip Barlow, Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture, Utah State University, Author, Mormons and the Bible: The Place of the Latter-day Saints in American Religion
Patrick Q. Mason, J. David Pulsipher, Richard L. Bushman, Joshua Madson, Morgan Deane, Robert A. Rees, F.R. Rick Duran, Mark Ashburst-McGee, Jennifer Lindell, Ethan Yorgason, Jesse Samantha Fulcher, Robert H. Hellebrand, D. Michael Quinn, Boyd Jay Petersen, Loyd Ericson, Eric A. Eliason, Gordon Conrad Thomasson, Ron Madson, Mark Henshaw, Valerie M. Hudson, Eric Jensen, Kerry M. Kartchner, John Mark Mattox. ; 0.67 x 9.02 x 5.98 Inches; 322 pages; 1589580990
Title: War and Peace in Our Time: Mormon Perspectives
Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Greg Kofford Books: 2012
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 55713