Bilheimer September 28, 1917 — December 17, 2006 was an American. It discusses the following key themes: the relationship between Orthodox churches and political power; religious resistance to communism; the political control of churches; religion and propaganda; monasticism and theological publications; religious diplomacy within the Orthodox commonwealth; and religious contacts between East and West. The Moral Aspects of Deterrence 7. He later gave credit for the most of the founding of the organization to and young people. Settje uncovers how specific Christian theologies and histories influenced American religious responses to international affairs, which varied considerably. It provides a comprehensive overview of the dynamics between Eastern Christianity and politics from the end of the Second World War to the fall of communism, covering 40 Orthodox churches including diasporic churches in Africa, Asia, America and Australia.
Although Christian democracy became increasingly influential in western Europe, the struggle to preserve the position and rights of the Church in the east was much more difficult. The Legacy of Beyers Naudé. Yet such a reading elides or obfuscates the fact that Christians were deeply divided in their imaginings. This book focuses on an age in which the 'first Cold War' dictated international politics. Cold War Christians and the Spectre of Nuclear Deterrence, 1945-1959.
Based on research from recently-opened archives and publications in a wide range of European languages, it analyses church-state relations on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Conclusion Notes Bibliography Offering a new interpretation of early Cold War history, this book demonstrates how Christian agency played a pivotal role in the creating of space for the logic of nuclear deterrence and nuclear war, showing a balanced examination of Christians as enablers but, more provocatively, as resisters of nuclear prohibitions. This sense was only exacerbated once western nuclear strategy was considered. To gain complete knowledge of an era, historians must investigate the religious context of what transpired, why it happened, and how. Gill Michael Graziano Barbara Green Raymond Haberski Jr. Encyclopedia of Religion in America.
Category: History Author : J. Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation. In: Cold War Christians and the Spectre of Nuclear Deterrence, 1945—1959. Archived from on 18 December 2015. Category: History Author : Paul B.
Has it been purely a matter of realist self-interest derived from the fear of retaliation? Cold war Christians and the spectre of nuclear deterrence, 1945-1959. A History of the Ecumenical Movement. Here nuclear deterrence is conceived as a realm of absolute necessity with no room for morality. The American Historical Review Oxford Academic Through much of the Cold War, the threat to use nuclear weapons was implicit, and sometimes explicit. Oliver Herbel Norman Hjelm Daniel G. Philip Jenkins examines the political and social impact of the Cold War across the state, tracing the Red Scare's reverberations in party politics, the labor movement, ethnic organizations, schools and universities, and religious organizations.
Settje explores the diversity of American Christian responses to the Cold and Vietnam Wars to determine how Americans engaged in debates about foreign policy based on their theological convictions. Christians in an Atomic Age 5. As we continue to navigate the nuclear era, this book provides insight into Chris-tian responses to future adversities and conflicts. As they faced either nuclear annihilation or peaceful reconciliation, Christians were forced to take stands on such issues as war, communism, and their relationship to Christians in Eastern Europe. .
During much of the period covered by this book, mainstream political figures were insisting that nuclear weapons should be used just like any other weapons of war. Cold War Christians and the Spectre of Nuclear Deterrence, 1945—1959. Notable work What Must the Church Do? He also examines the origins of the Cold War, the European perspective on American and Soviet policies, and the diplomatic role and influence of the Roman Catholic Church. Tipton Frederick Trost Lucian Turcescu Charles West James E. Gorry invites a reassessment of assumptions by offering a balanced examination of Christians as enablers but, more provocatively, as resisters of nuclear prohibitions in the early years of Cold War. And yet those weapons have never been fired in anger since Nagasaki.
A Spirituality for the Long Haul Breakthrough Children Theological work Language English Dr. Knocking on Heaven's Door: American Religion in the Age of Counterculture. Offering a new interpretation of early Cold War history, this book demonstrates how Christian agency played a pivotal role in the creating of space for the logic of nuclear deterrence and nuclear war, showing a balanced examination of Christians as enablers but, more provocatively, as resisters of nuclear prohibitions. Hummel Dianne Kirby Leonid Kishkovsky Nadieszda Kizenko John Lindner David Little Joseph Loya Paul Mojzes Andrei V. Histories of the Sacred and the Secular 1700—2000. Instead of focusing on Pennsylvania's right-wing politicians the sort represented nationally by Senator Joseph McCarthy , Jenkins emphasizes the anti-Communist activities of liberal politicians, labor leaders, and ethnic community figures who were terrified of Communist encroachments on their respective power bases.
Cold War chroniclers have traditionally placed great emphasis on threats of mutually assured destruction to explain the puzzle of nuclear non-use since 1945. While much attention is given to political and social responses to those first nuclear threats, none has been given to the reactions of Christian churches. A so-called nuclear taboo took hold, a habit of nuclear non-use that has, so far, become entrenched and strengthened into a self-imposed prohibition and stigmatization of the use of nuclear weapons. Abstract: Offering a new interpretation of early Cold War history, this book demonstrates how Christian agency played a pivotal role in the creating of space for the logic of nuclear deterrence and nuclear war, showing a balanced examination of Christians as enablers but, more provocatively, as resisters of nuclear prohibitions. He also stresses the deep roots of the state's militant anti-Communism, which can be traced back at least into the 1930s.
The E-mail message field is required. Out of the Korean War rearmament experience, the conclusion was drawn that the continuation of large, balanced and well-equipped conventional forces was not compatible with the requirements of a healthy economy Pierre, 1972. Cite this chapter as: Gorry J. Series Title: Responsibility: Jonathan Gorry. North American Churches and the Cold War offers the first systematic reflection on the diverse responses of Canadian and American churches to potential nuclear disaster. It explores the relationship between film-makers, censors and Whitehall.