Baptists and War
Essays on Baptists and Military Conflict, 1640s–1990s
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Conflict challenges the Christian conscience, fostering divergent responses. Hence Baptists have commonly sought peace, sometimes to the extent of condemning war outright, but equally they have often believed that justice required the taking up of arms, even with enthusiasm. The detailed and penetrating international studies contained in this book illuminate contrasting attitudes over the centuries, showing how war has put Baptists to the test, spiritually as well as materially."
--David Bebbington, Professor of History, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland,
"Baptists have had a varied approach to war from the Pietist/Reformed tensions of four hundred years ago to the reactions to the Vietnam War. This work explores the theme in different time periods and, using a number of individuals as case studies, opens the past so the reader can reflect on the present. The volume is an important contribution to both Baptist studies and the Christian approach to war and peace."
--Robert Wilson, Professor of Church History, Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, Canada