Christians and war. a survey of Christian thought in the United Kingdom 1914 - 1948
Manthey, Fred R.
Christians during the years between 1914 and 1948 were living continually in the shadow of war, either a war departing or a war gathering on the horizon.War was near them daily, and Christlans wrote and spoke much about it. Far too many of their thoughts were recorded to include them all in a survey such as this.An attempt has been made in this work to give a view of the thoughts of both individuals and official Church organizations which appear not only to be representative but also to be in such a position as would give them influence over the minds of a considerable number of other Christians. The men and the organizations have been permitted to speak their n words with a minimum of commentary or bias.Enough history has been sketched in to show the background against which the thought was expressed, but a constant effort has been made to exclude details of generally known historical events, the Inclusion of which would only detract from the central purpose of the survey.There has been am effort to maintain a balance between the two extremes of giving so little of a quotation that the thought would not be grasped, and of giving so much that the reading would become burdensome long after the thought had been made clear.