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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737752304
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Is the Relationship Between Christianity and Pacifism?

Chapter Preface 19

1 Chrisitan Pacifism Is Unrealistic and Immoral Mark D. Tooley 22

2 Christian Pacifism Confronts Hard Moral and Practical Questions Mennonite Church Canada 28

3 Christian Pacifism Offers a Strong Challenge to the Just War Theory William Witt 37

4 Churches Should Move Beyond the Pacifism/Just War Argument Paul Rasor 47

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 57

Chapter 2 How Do Other Religions View Pacifism?

Chapter Preface 59

1 Islam Has a Tradition of Peace Asma Afsaruddin 61

2 Islam Embraces Violence: 68

3 Judaism Has a Tradition of Nonviolence Brant Rosen 72

4 Jewish History Shows Absolute Pacifism Is Wrong David B. Kopel 83

5 Buddhism Embraces Pacifism Ajahn Punnadhammo 95

6 Buddhism Does Not Reject the Military Jeanette Shin 98

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 105

Chapter 3 What Are Secular Pacifist Traditions?

Chapter Preface 107

1 Pacifism Is a Commonsense Philosophy Bryan Caplan 109

2 Secular Pacifism Does Not Make Sense Robert M. Price 113

3 Pacifism Based on Anarchism Is a Workable Model for Peace Colman McCarthy 120

4 Pacifism Based on Anarchism Is Not Workable Ladd Everitt 131

5 Feminism and Pacifism Are Linked Rachel Shabi 136

6 Women Are Not More Likely to Be Pacifist than Men Barbara Yaffe 142

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 148

Chapter 4 What Is the Link Between Pacifism and Political and Social Issues?

Chapter Preface 150

1 The Pro-Life Movement and Nonviolence Are Linked James R. Kelly 152

2 The Pro-Life Movement Is Not Linked to Nonviolence Guli Fager 161

3 Pacifism Should Lead Christians to Oppose Torture V. Henry T. Nguyen 166

4 Even Those Who Are Not Pacifists Should Oppose Torture Joe Carter 172

5 If a Nation Is Willing to Wage War, It Should Be Willing to Condone Torture Sam Harris 180

6 Nonviolence Is a Force for Social Change Stephen Zunes 188

7 Nonviolence Is Ineffective at Bringing About Social Change Peter Gelderloos 198

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 206

For Further Discussion 207

Organizations to Contact 209

Bibliography of Books 214

Index 217

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