Violence and the Gospel: The Teachings of the Old Testament, New Testament, and the Book of Mormon

Title

Violence and the Gospel: The Teachings of the Old Testament, New Testament, and the Book of Mormon

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

1985

Authors

Journal

BYU Studies Quarterly

Pagination

31-53

Volume

25

Issue

1

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Firmage, Edwin Brown. "Violence and the Gospel: The Teachings of the Old Testament, New Testament, and the Book of Mormon" In BYU Studies Quarterly, Vol. 25. 1985:31-53.

Abstract

This is a study of religious teachings on force and war as they apply in the nuclear age. In particular, Old Testament prophetic teachings are examined, as distinguished from Israel's experience in the conquest of Canaan through the Davidic monarchy, teachings of Jesus on force and violence; and Book of Mormon teachings on force and war. These teachings may be more important now than ever. All of them culminate in a sublime, transcendent message for our day: we must learn to love God above all and to love others as ourselves, to see all humankind as our brothers and sisters.

Warfare
Violence
Pacifism

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