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Peace and War

Graham Neville

in Radical Churchman

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269779
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269779.003.0012
Peace and War

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This chapter describes Bishop Hicks as a man of peace, but he did not advocate ‘peace at any price’. It notes that at the turn of the century no political party actually took that line; they merely disapproved of each other's wars. It observes that the issue has been obscured by the ambiguity of the term ‘pacifist’. It explains that if pacifism is defined as the belief that it is wrong to take part in war or support or condone it in any way, then Hicks is not a pacifist, for he had never taken that position; and did not, therefore, have to reject it in August 1914, as has been suggested.

Keywords: Bishop Hicks; man of peace; pacifist; war

Chapter.  9398 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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