North American Churches and the Cold War

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Editor(s): 
Paul Mojzes
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
    , August
     2018.
     560 pages.
     $70.00.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780802875266.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Lauren Turek forthcoming.

Description

History textbooks typically list 1945–1990 as the Cold War years, but it is clear that tensions from that period are still influencing world politics today. 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. 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. 

A mix of scholars and church leaders, the contributors analyze the anxieties, dilemmas, and hopes that Christian churches felt as World War II gave way to the nuclear age. 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. As we continue to navigate the nuclear era, this book provides insight into Chris-tian responses to future adversities and conflicts.

CONTRIBUTORS

William Alexander Blaikie 
Nadieszda Kizenko

James Christie
John Lindner

Nicholas Denysenko
David Little

Gary Dorrien
Joseph Loya

Mark Thomas Edwards
Paul Mojzes

Peter Eisenstadt
Andrei V. Psarev

Jill K. Gill
Bruce Rigdon

Michael Graziano
Walter Sawatsky

Barbara Green
Axel R. Schäfer

Raymond Haberski Jr.
Todd Scribner

Jeremy Hatfield
Gayle Thrift

Gordon L. Heath
Steven M. Tipton

D. Oliver Herbel
Frederick Trost

Norman Hjelm
Lucian Turcescu

Daniel G. Hummel
Charles West

Dianne Kirby
James E. Will

Leonid Kishkovsky
Lois Wilson

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Paul Mojzes is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania, and coeditor of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies. His previous books include Balkan Genocides: Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing in the Twentieth Century.

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