Christian and Warby Allan Turner
Since the Vietnam era, there has arisen, in America and the whole of Western society, a way of thinking that argues against all war. Consequently, a book discussing the question of a Christian's participation in war and other related issues in light of this emerging consensus seems not just appropriate but necessary. In an environment where war is, by definition, immoral, it is difficult for "good," "decent" folks to think positively about war-fighting. This book is an effort to correct such thinking and to instruct the interested reader as to what the Bible actually says about this most important subject. In addition to the war issue, the author deals with the question of nuclear weapons, the United Nations, the war on terror and how it relates to the war in Iraq, and capital punishment. The author's examination of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and how it relates to this subject of war is especially interesting.
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The 'war question' was thrust into the minds of many when they were but babes in Christ. As young men with an abject dearth of information and prejudicial advice given them, they quickly found themselves forced to make a conscience decision...a choice that in all probability was an uneasy and unsatisfying one. Either patriotism or Christianity seemed to be the only options. Are they disjoint and mutually exclusive? They are not and Allan Turner explains why. He does this by explaining how one can be a patriot without doing so blindly and be a Christian without being a pacifist. In his recent publication, The Christian And War, he explores in depth the alleged dichotomy between being a patriot and being a Christian. Turner's rich background of being in the military, being a policeman and above all an astute Bible student allows him a perspective that is quite unique. You will be challenged, enlightened and probably surprised at the author's candid and common sense solution to this question. One that has baffled the ripest of scholar's who have tried and failed to grasp the 'war question'. It is my judgment that you will find his book refreshing and interesting. In that spirit I heartily commend it to you. Charles G. Goodall, Ph.D
With the events taking place currently in the world along with the fact that I am a Christian this book caught my attention. I was very quickly engrossed in the book and the author's approach to the subject. He posed questions and then explained them with scripture and reason. Although I agree with the overall book it definitely challenged my thinking...and I'm still thinking. Definitely worth your time.