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Christianity And War And Other Essays Against The Warfare State

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These thirteen essays, organized under the headings of Christianity and War, The Evils of War, Specific Wars, and The U.S. Global Empire, have one underlying theme: opposition to the warfare state that robs us of our liberty, our money, and in some cases our life. Although many of these essays reference contemporary events, the principles discussed in all of them are ...more
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Mike Ford
Dec 06, 2013 Mike Ford rated it it was ok
Vance makes a lot of great points that a lot of Christians could profit from reading. He quotes a lot of celebrated theologians and preachers that held strong anti-war views that would probably surprise a lot of contemporary evangelicals. However, he does a lot of condemning of Christians who disagree with his views (though probably justified), but offers no hope in Christ. He ends several essays essentially saying that we'll see who is right on Judgement Day. I was often reminded of Luther's ...more
Mark
Dec 26, 2014 Mark rated it did not like it
I'm familiar with Lew Rockwell and am a "classic liberal" sympathetic to the libertarian position. Whenever I read Vance's articles I would wonder why they so often rang a sour note.

After gagging and choking my way through this book now I know why. There are strong theological and historical reasons to support just war theory and to be very cautious about how we as a church speak regarding the state's use of the sword. That's a great topic and a collection of essays on those points would be val
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John Barbour
This is the best book of essays on the subject of war for the Christian that I have come across. It is must reading for all the "right wing" conservative Christians that seem to be mesmerized by the Republican Party and the neo-conservatives.
Derek Hale
Oct 02, 2009 Derek Hale rated it really liked it
Goes way beyond the standard "all Christians must obey Romans 13 no matter what" into why Christians must oppose the spread of American Empire throughout the world.I would dare any Christian (especially those of the neocon persuasion) to pick this book up and read it with an open mind.
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