1st Edition

Is War Obsolete? A Study of the Conflicting Claims of Religion and Citizenship

By Charles E. Raven Copyright 1935
    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1935, this volume Is War Obsolete? A Study of the Conflicting Claims of Religion and Citizenship is based on the Halley Stewart Lectures presented in 1934 and examines the responsibility of Christians for peace. It aims to reconsider the basis of Christian Pacifism and to appeal to those in the Churches to make up their minds on the issue and to act upon their decisions. The approach is that of the individual rather than the community, and of religion and ethics more than politics or philosophy.

    This book is a re-issue originally published in 1935. The language used and views portrayed are a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this re-publication.

    1. Introductory: The Scope and Importance of the Subject  2. The Conflict of Loyalties  3. The Problem of Guidance  4. The Christian and the State  5. The Christian and the Use of Force  6. The Christian and the Alternative to War.  Index.

    Biography

    Charles E. Raven (1885–1964) was an English theologian and Anglican priest. His works have been influential in the history of science publishing on the positive effects that theology has had upon modern science. At the time of publication he was Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge.