The Tax Dilemma
Praying for Peace, Paying for War
Introduction by John K. Stoner
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
218 Pages, 5.00 x 8.00 x 0.44 in
- Published: August 2006
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Donald D. Kaufman has served in pastoral, clinical, and administrative positions for organizations such as the Mennonite Central Committee. He is the author of What Belongs to Caesar?: A Discussion on the Christian's Response to Payment of War Taxes.
" . . . From a purely strategic point of view it might begin to occur to us that disarmament is such an intractable problem that we shall have to appeal to the people over the heads of the politicians to do something about it.
"For the church . . . to embrace war tax resistance as a spiritual commitment and a stated policy would be the moral equivalent of a government seriously embracing a policy of disarmament. Both would involve risk, both would be unprecedented, and both would be right."
--John K. Stoner in the Introduction
"I firmly believe that war tax history has special significance in understanding God's agenda in human history.
"Perhaps it is good to be challenged once again by the example of those who have tried faithfully to apply the gospel of Christ to complex and questionable tax requirements."
--Donald D. Kaufman from the Preface