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Performing Pacifism

Patricia Appelbaum.

in Kingdom to Commune

March 2009; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6266 words.

The range of pacifist performance is wide. Individuals and groups enacted their pacifism for intimate gatherings and for the larger public. Speeches, discussion, marches, picket lines,...

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Against Christian pacifism

Nigel Biggar.

in In Defence of War

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Theology. 20245 words.

In Defence of War intends to argue in favour of Christian just war reasoning. It is often supposed, however, that Christianity's original position was pacifist, and that Augustine's...

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The Protestant Heart

Patricia Appelbaum.

in Kingdom to Commune

March 2009; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6129 words.

This chapter surveys the most important sources of pacifism—the liberal, evangelical, Social Gospel, and modernist movements—and looks at their most significant critique, neo-orthodoxy. The...

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Kingdom to Commune

Patricia Appelbaum.

March 2009; p ublished online September 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Religious Studies. 344 pages.

American religious pacifism is usually explained in terms of its practitioners' ethical and philosophical commitments. This book argues that Protestant pacifism, which constituted the...

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Epilogue

Patricia Appelbaum.

in Kingdom to Commune

March 2009; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 4740 words.

This chapter summarizes the book's main themes and presents some final thoughts. This book showed that pacifism between World War I and the Vietnam era was a multidimensional culture rooted...

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Introduction

Patricia Appelbaum.

in Kingdom to Commune

March 2009; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 3155 words.

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to help readers see pacifism through broader lenses, especially those of American religion, culture, and history. The focus...

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From YMCA to CPS

Patricia Appelbaum.

in Kingdom to Commune

March 2009; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 7421 words.

This chapter examines the social structures within which Protestant pacifism flourished and the routes by which people became pacifists. Pacifist culture is similar to a spider web,...

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“The Practice of the Presence”

Patricia Appelbaum.

in Kingdom to Commune

March 2009; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6879 words.

This chapter examines the particular interface of mystical spirituality with mainline Protestantism and pacifism, using sources from the 1920s through the 1950s. It presents a historical...

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“Character ‘Bad’”

Patricia Appelbaum.

in Kingdom to Commune

March 2009; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6001 words.

This chapter examines what Harold Studley Gray's Character “Bad” reveals about the culture of Protestant pacifism. Character “Bad” was an edited collection of letters written by a young man...

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We Can Add to the World Justice

Sarah Azaransky.

in This Worldwide Struggle

July 2017; p ublished online June 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 13875 words.

Bayard Rustin, James Farmer, and Pauli Murray developed a black Christian pacifism inspired by Gandhian nonviolence. Their activist projects in the 1940s, including sit-ins, freedom rides,...

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Why War Is a Moral Necessity for America

Stanley Hauerwas.

in From Jeremiad to Jihad

June 2012; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 6809 words.

This chapter asserts that the violence that characterizes the history, political culture, and identity of the United States depends upon the belief that war is necessary. In America,...

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Conversion

Alister Chapman.

in Godly Ambition

December 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 9340 words.

This chapter describes John Stott's childhood and his education at Rugby School and Cambridge University. It recounts his evangelical conversion and the ways this shaped him. It explores...

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The Nature and Destiny of Serious Theology

Samuel Wells.

in Reinhold Niebuhr and Contemporary Politics

March 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 7622 words.

This chapter is organized into five parts. First, it takes Niebuhr's essay ‘Why the Christian Church is not Pacifist’, and sets out its arguments as a characteristic Niebuhr manifesto. It...

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The Jesus Revolution from Berkeley to Dallas

John G. Turner.

in Bill Bright & Campus Crusade for Christ

March 2008; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 10583 words.

This chapter discusses how contemporary and later accounts of student culture in the late 1960s have mostly focused on two phenomena: the New Left and the counterculture. The New Left,...

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Quaker Women in Lenape Country

Jean R. Soderlund.

in New Critical Studies on Early Quaker Women, 1650-1800

April 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 9074 words.

This chapter examines the central role of Quaker women during the years 1675–1710 in developing the first colony founded by members of the Society of Friends in North America. As...

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To Afflict the Comfortable and Comfort the Afflicted

Jack Lee Downey.

in The Bread of the Strong

June 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 2827 words.

This epilogue examines Dorothy Day's absolute pacifism as part of her maximalist practical theology. It considers the pacifist form-of-life that Day defended in the face of World War II and...

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Two Kinds of Influence

Elesha J. Coffman.

in The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 12077 words.

This chapter first describes the Century’s political advocacies in the late 1920s, especially pacifism and Prohibition. Next, drawing from more than 2,100 unpublished letters, it paints a...

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“A Strain on the Tie That Binds”

Elesha J. Coffman.

in The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

May 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 13029 words.

The nascent mainline did not collapse in the 1930s, but it did experience sharp theological conflict within its ranks. Ironically, the focus of the bitterest fights was pacifism. The...

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Ape and Essence

R. S. Deese.

in We Are Amphibians

November 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 12085 words.

This chapter concerns the very different and sometimes conflicting responses of Julian and Aldous Huxley to the political challenges posed by the rise of Fascism, the outbreak of WWII, and...

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Debating Politics and the Christian Faith

Richard Crouter.

in Reinhold Niebuhr

June 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8383 words.

Chapter 6 treats Niebuhr’s mixed reception among Protestant Christians during his lifetime and today, in popular as well as academic circles. The “positive thinking” and naïve optimism of...

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