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Aug 20, 2002
| ISBN 9781578566570
May 05, 2010
| ISBN 9780307553195
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Aug 20, 2002 | ISBN 9781578566570
May 05, 2010 | ISBN 9780307553195
Across the centuries, how have Christians who follow the Prince of Peace responded to the recurring reality of war? And what guidance do they offer for believers today–in the midst of global conflict? In When God Says War Is Right, Dr. Darrell Cole offers thorough and highly readable answers. His expert examination focuses on these topics: • Relating the character of God with the use of force• Relating the character of God with the use of force• Determining when and how Christians ought to fight• Understanding why Christian virtues are vital when using force• Using nuclear weapons for deterrence• Learning lessons from World War II, Vietnam, and the 1991 Gulf War• Responding to today’s war against terrorism Dr. Cole focuses on Romans 13, where Paul commands us to “do what is right” (or “good” or “noble”) in regard to our governing authorities, who have legitimate war-making authority. In the case of war, what is “right” for the Christian? This book answers that essential question. In today’s war-stricken world, Dr. Cole provides timely, trustworthy, and vitally needed guidance for Christians.
Dr. Darrell Cole is assistant professor of religion at Drake University in Madison, New Jersey, and taught previously at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, and a graduate of Lynchburg College, he… More about Darrell Cole
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