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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||Firmage, Edwin Brown|
|Journal||BYU Studies Quarterly|
|Keywords||Pacifism; Violence; Warfare|
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.
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