When God Says War Is Right

The Christian's Perspective on When and How to Fight

By Darrell Cole
(WaterBrook Press, Paperback, 9781578566570, 176pp.)

Publication Date: August 20, 2002

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Across the centuries, how have Christians who follow the Prince of Peace responded to the recurring reality of war? And what guidance do they offer for believers today–in the midst of global conflict?

In When God Says War Is Right, Dr. Darrell Cole offers thorough and highly readable answers. His expert examination focuses on these topics:
·Relating the character of God with the use of force
·Determining when and how Christians ought to fight
·Understanding why Christian virtues are vital when using force
·Using nuclear weapons for deterrence
·Learning lessons from World War II, Vietnam, and the 1991 Gulf War
·Responding to today’s war against terrorism

Dr. Cole focuses on Romans 13, where Paul commands us to “do what is right” (or “good” or “noble”) in regard to our governing authorities, who have legitimate war-making authority. In the case of war, what is “right” for the Christian? This book answers that essential question. In today’s war-stricken world, Dr. Cole provides timely, trustworthy, and vitally needed guidance for Christians.




About the Author

Dr. Darrell Cole is assistant professor of religion at Drake University in Madison, New Jersey, and taught previously at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, and a graduate of Lynchburg College, he holds masters degrees in philosophy from Ohio University, in religion from Yale University, and in theology from Duke University, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

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