Attitudes to war some christians believe it can be right to fight in a war others believe it can never be justified the bible has teachings on both views. Christian attitudes to war and peace- gcse rs mrs cline rs unit b604 war and peace/ christians view crime and punishment - duration: 5:25 christians united for a world of peace. Christian attitudes to war, peace and revolution is by far, the most extensive and most rigorous work on the christian ethics of war and peace indeed, it has the potential to outshine the politics of jesus as yoder's pièce de résistance.
Exam questions - ocr and aqa explain how christians might act during a war  (c) 'violence is always wrong' explain christian attitudes towards human. Trigger word 'attitudes' by showing that some christians would think it was a good idea and explain why and also that other christians would not agree to it and explain why question c. Learning objectives: 1) examine our own attitudes and the attitudes some people have towards war and violence 2) understand some christian attitudes to war 3) evaluate some of the consequences of war. In other words, the attitude a christian should reflect is one that focuses on the needs and interests of others without question, that does not come naturally to us when christ came into the world, he established a whole new attitude to relationships with others.
Throughout history, christians have been concerned about what their attitude should be toward war a great number of conflicting views have existed the purpose of this paper is to examine these views, and to compare them with the scriptures. I am pleased to report that the early christian attitude to war is now available online, both in pdf and html, and in a printed, hardbound reprint edition although cadoux's book was written just after world war i, nothing written since then on this important subject is comparable in any way to it. From the close of world war ii to the beginning of the second vatican council, anti-catholicism marked the attitudes of us fundamentalists and neoevangelicals. The christian attitude toward war [loraine boettner] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers sometimes we hear it said that all war is wrong-wrong for the defenders as well as for the aggressors-and that even when waged with sincere purpose of restraining evil. Allows a christian state to go to war to defend itself and the faith or to right a wrong that augustine's attitude towards war remained basically the same.
T here are two dominant positions on war that conscientious christians have embraced throughout christian history there are variations on each, but, for the sake of brevity, this answer will focus on the two main views and explain them in general terms: pacifism versus just war theory. Supersessionist christian churches and theologians argue that judaism is a violent religion and the god of israel is a violent god, while christianity is a religion of peace and that the god of christianity is one that expresses only love. Thats what i thought the apostles creed takes up the early teachings of the christian church in a statement of beliefs: i believe in the holy spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
explain christian attitudes towards violence christians have different attitudes towards violence some say violence is wrong others say it is sometimes acceptable while the extremist says it is never right. There are different attitudes about war based on different interpretations of the bible on interpretation is called just war it says that a war is justified if it is necessary to prevent. Non-christian americans should know that christian enthusiasm for war and the warfare state is a perversion of christianity, an affront to the saviour whom christians worship as the prince of peace, a violation of scripture, contrary to the whole tenor of the new testament, and an unfortunate demonstration of the profound ignorance many. War is inconsistent with the cheek turning love of christ that believers are meant to embody in the world (for more on the pacifist viewpoint, see norman l geisler, christian ethics, 221-225) modern-day pacifists often point toward the position of the early church as an example of what our disposition towards war should look like. The christian's attitude toward fellow christians - part 2 each transcript is a rough approximation of the message preached and may occasionally misstate certain portions of the sermon and even misspell certain words.
(d) explain christian attitudes towards the portrayal of violence in the media  (e) 'people should never be allowed to make fun of religion in the media. The majority of present-day christians support the idea that war is regrettable but unavoidable and should be fought according to 'just war' rules pacifism is a minority position held by some christians in the larger denominations (roman catholic, church of england, methodist, etc. Let me begin by briefly outlining five different attitudes to war, because god's word has something to say to each first there are the doves, the pacifists who are opposed to all war and all violence.
Christian involvement in war in the past there have been many occasions when christians have fought wars and when christian countries have fought each other including. Our attitude toward war so what should be our attitude toward war if war is the result of sin, then the obvious thing to do is stop sin (the root of the problem), which will stop war. Christians have held diverse views towards violence and non-violence through time currently and historically there have been four views and practices within christianity toward violence and war: non-resistance, christian pacifism, just war theory, and the crusade (holy or preventive war.