Foretelling a time of cultivation, Isaiah prophesies, “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.” One cannot plow a field with a sword, nor prune a tree with a spear. In this article, originally published in Christianity and Crisis on March 8, 1943, John Knox contrasts the promotion of good with the destruction of evil, particularly in conflict. Promoting good is insufficient; the conduct of war and the creation of peace are distinct phenomena to be pursued with discrete tools.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineFebruary 8, 2018
This article about the tools necessary to defeat Nazi Germany and the Axis Powers was originally published in Christianity and Crisis on August 10, 1942. Examining the relationship between ideals and power throughout history, editor Reinhold Niebuhr argues the importance of discerning and then actualizing, the Allied Powers’ potential power. Conversely, he advocates against succumbing to the belief that Nazi defeat is inevitable.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineSeptember 1, 2017
This article about the reality of God’s eternal love and justice amidst the context of World War II was originally published in Christianity & Crisis on May 18, 1942.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineMay 11, 2017
This article about the role and need for the clergy to serve as Chaplains during World War II was originally published in Christianity & Crisis in 1942.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineMay 5, 2017
This article about the morality and justification of World War II and the Church was originally published in Christianity & Crisis in 1942.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineApril 27, 2017