Pacifism in the modern world.

  • 283 Pages
  • 4.34 MB
  • English
Garland Pub. , New York
Pacifism -- Addresses, essays, lect
StatementWith a review by John Herman Randall, Jr. With a new introd. for the Garland ed. by Charles Chatfield.
SeriesThe Garland library of war and peace
LC ClassificationsJX1937 .A5 1972
The Physical Object
Pagination10, xviii, 283 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5704409M
ISBN 100824002369
LC Control Number70147446

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4, Description: 10, xviii, pages 22 cm. Pacifism and War A complicated issue often brought into question relates to the idea of Just War theory and its impact on a pacifist viewpoint.

Pacifism has a range of interpretations, beginning with true pacifism, then digressing to non-lethal pacifism, anti-war pacifists, and finally, those who follow the Just War tradition. The modern conceptualization of pacifism draws upon the doctrinal sacredness of life and abrogation of violence in the Christian religion, strains of philosophical anarchism and socialism, nineteenth-century internationalism, and a religious principle of social responsibility.

The Routledge Handbook of Pacifism and Nonviolence is the first comprehensive reference designed to introduce newcomers and researchers to the many varieties of pacifism and nonviolence, to their history and philosophy, and to pacifism’s most serious critiques.

Pacifism isn't quite as old as war, but its roots go back to ancient times. Perhaps the first major pacifist figure was Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, who broke with the tradition of his warrior caste in India sometime between and B.C.E.

and taught his followers that it was wrong to inflict suffering on any living thing [source: Walters and Jarrell]. Pacifism became widespread as a reaction to the scale of killing in the First World War and the use of universal male conscription, and gained.

Unlike other modern ideologies such as liberalism and socialism, pacifism has never gained widespread acceptance among a significant portion of humanity and seems to remain a minority position among most of the peoples of the world.

In a world riven with conflict, violence and war, this book proposes a philosophical defense of pacifism. It argues that there is a moral presumption against war and unless that presumption is defeated, war is unjustified.5/5(1). Two major traditions have been present in the history of Christian pacifism, the ʹseparational' and the ʹintegrationalʹ (to adopt the typology formulated some years ago by Peter Brock).

Both traditions have drawn their inspiration from the record of the New Testament and from the example of the early Church. Pacifism can not be adopted as a national policy.

In order for a nation to survive it must at times defend itself with force. War is sometimes morally right.

World religions have sanctioned "just" and "holy" wars as part of their role, thus making war ethical. Pacifism is an unrealistic and idealistic belief. Author: Mari Yamamoto Publisher: Routledge ISBN: Size: MB Format: PDF View: Get Books Grassroots Pacifism in Post-War Japan presents new material on grassroots peace activism and pacifism in two major groups active in the post-World War 2 peace movement - workers and housewives.

A Pacifist Critique of the Modern Worldview In his book, Engaging the Powers, Walter Wink provides two especially crucial insights. The first is that one main effect the fallen powers have in the modern world is concealment; they distort and hide from us the true nature of.

This volume of twenty-three essays appears in recognition of the emergence of peace history as a relatively new and coherent field of learning.

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Together the essays in this book explore the ideas and activities of persons and groups who, for over two millennia, have rejected war and urged non-violent means of settling conflicts.

The essays, organized in four parts, concentrate on the main areas. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Pacifism has manifested in the United States in a variety of forms (such as peace movements), and in myriad contexts (such as opposition to the Civil War and to nuclear weapons).

In general, it exists in contrast to an acceptance of the necessity of war for national defense. Pacifism, the principled opposition to war and violence as a means of settling disputes.

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Pacifism may entail the belief that the waging of war by a state and the participation in war by an individual are absolutely wrong, under any circumstances. Early religious and philosophical movements.

In the ancient world, war was taken for granted as a necessary evil by some societies, while in others. Pacifism is also closely connected with movements for international disarmament. Pacifism in the Nineteenth Century Modern pacifism began early in the 19th cent., with peace societies that were formed in New York (), Massachusetts (), and Great Britain ().

Emerging in from the devastation of World War I, the modern pacifist movement expanded rapidly and soon became organized on a transnational basis. These essays present aspects of the movement's development to the end of the Second World War.

The fourteen essays in Part I look at the interwar years, which gave rise to an array of pacifist organizations, both religious and humanist.

Radical Pacifism in Modern America Egalitarianism and Protest Marian Mollin. pages | 6 x 9 | 12 illus. Cloth | ISBN | $s | Outside the Americas £ Ebook editions are available from selected online vendors A volume in the series Politics and Culture in Modern America View table of contents and excerpt.

Radical Pacifism in Modern America traces cycles of success. Anarcho-pacifism (also pacifist anarchism or anarchist pacifism) is a school of thought within anarchism that advocates for the use of peaceful, non-violent forms of resistance in the struggle for social change.

Anarcho-pacifism rejects the principle of violence, which is seen as a form of power and therefore as contradictory to key anarchist ideals such as the rejection of hierarchy and. Book Reviews. Capsule Reviews Review Essays Browse All Reviews More.

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Get the Magazine. Save up to 55%. About Pacifism In a world riven with conflict, violence and war, this book proposes a philosophical defense of pacifism.

It argues that there is a moral presumption against war and unless that presumption is defeated, war is unjustified. Pacifism is a most comprehensible, accessible and well-argued work on the philosophy of war. Over 40 years ago Robert L.

Holmes introduced the notion of conditional pacifism, the view that one can morally and rationally oppose specific wars or specific sorts or war without adopting absolute : Robert L. Holmes. The book, with its disorientating first sentence, “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen”, defines the peculiar characteristics of modern tyranny.

This is an updated edition of an older classic that remains relevant today. It is really a history of the British and American peace churches in the 20th century, so the book covers Quakers and Mennonite conscientious objectors in great detail without too much attention to similar movements elsewhere in the world/5(2).

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I’d like to know how this pacifist way of knowing differs from Buddhism or neo-animism. I’d also like to know how the examples you use aren’t simply a reflection of the depredations of a super-preditory species – humans – on a dominated environment leading, ultimately to the. Historical Overviews.

Pacifism has often been considered from the perspective of the history of ideas. Historical approaches to pacifism often focus exclusively on Christian pacifism, with a special emphasis on pacifist Christian denominations and more modern developments of these sectarian ideas—as in Brock and Brock and Young Other accounts range more broadly across the world’s.

Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In a world riven with conflict, violence and war, this book proposes a philosophical defense of pacifism. It argues that there is a moral presumption against war and unless that presumption is defeated, war is unjustified.

Some might say that adopting a pacifist posture in a world in which bad people (for lack of a better phrase) are willing to use violence against good people borders on morally irresponsible.

Alas, not all of the modern world’s problems admit of reasonable nonviolent solutions. Consequently one should be prepared to say which military actions are just and which unjust.

To throw out the principles that make this decision possible is to stand on the precipice between pacifism and realism—and from there, it is too easy to fall into.The Old Testament book of _____ gives instances of justified warfare, demonstrating that religion does not always promote pacifism.

a gathering of representatives from world religions in Chicago inwas one of the first examples of modern religious dialogue.