The Good War That Wasn't-and Why It Matters

The Good War That Wasn't-and Why It Matters

Ted Grimsrud / Mar 29, 2020

The Good War That Wasn t and Why It Matters A war is always a moral event However the most destructive war in human history has not received much moral scrutiny The Good War That Wasn t and Why It Matters examines the moral legacy of this war

  • Title: The Good War That Wasn't-and Why It Matters
  • Author: Ted Grimsrud
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  • Page: 470
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  • A war is always a moral event However, the most destructive war in human history has not received much moral scrutiny The Good War That Wasn t and Why It Matters examines the moral legacy of this war, especially for the United States Drawing on the just war tradition and on moral values expressed in widely circulated statements of purpose for the war, the book asks HoA war is always a moral event However, the most destructive war in human history has not received much moral scrutiny The Good War That Wasn t and Why It Matters examines the moral legacy of this war, especially for the United States Drawing on the just war tradition and on moral values expressed in widely circulated statements of purpose for the war, the book asks How did American participation in the war fit with just cause and just conduct criteria Subsequently the book considers the impact of the war on American foreign policy in the years that followed How did American actions cohere or not with the stated purposes for the war, especially self determination for the peoples of the world and disarmament Finally, the book looks at the witness of war opponents Values expressed by war advocates were not actually furthered by the war However, many war opponents did inspire efforts that effectively worked toward the goals of disarmament and self determination The Good War That Wasn t and Why It Matters develops its arguments in pragmatic terms It focuses on moral reasoning in a commonsense way in its challenge to widely held assumptions about World War II.

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      • Ted Grimsrud

        Ted Grimsrud is Professor in the Bible Religion Dept of Eastern Mennonite University EMU.Prior to teaching at EMU, Ted Grimsrud served 10 years as a pastor in Mennonite churches in Arizona, Oregon and South Dakota He is especially interested in the connection between Christian theology and pacifism He teaches classes in theology, peace studies, ethics, and the Bible He is married to Kathleen Temple and is a grandfather His website is at peacetheology He hosts a weekly radio program on WEMC 91.7 FM online at wemcradio , called Wavelength, where every Saturday at 3 p.m he plays the best of popular music at the intersection of country, folk, rock roll, blues, and gospel EducationPh.D Graduate Theological Union 1988 M.A Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary 1983 B.S University of Oregon 1976 PublicationsBooksTheology as if Jesus Matters An Introduction to Christianity s Main Convictions Cascadia Publishing House, 2009.Reasoning Together A Conversation on Homosexuality with Mark Thiessen Nation Herald Press, 2008.Embodying the Way of Jesus Anabaptist Convictions for the 21st Century Wipf Stock Publishers, 2007.Transforming the Powers Peace, Justice, and the Domination System co editor Fortress Press, 2006.God s Healing Strategy An Introduction to the Main Themes of the Bible Cascadia Publishing House, 2001.Peace and Justice Shall Embrace Power and Theopolitics in the Bible co editor Cascadia Publishing House, 2000.Triumph of the Lamb A Self Study Guide to the Book of Revelation Herald Press, 1987.Articles Against Empire A Yoderian Reading of Romans In Sharon L Baker and Michael Hardin, eds Peace Be With You Christ s Benediction Amid Violent Empires Cascadia, 2010 120 137 Healing Justice The Mennonite October 20, 2009, 8 10 Reflections on J Denny Weaver s The Nonviolent Atonement Conrad Grebel Review 27.2 Spring 2009 , 4 6.Thirteen Sunday School lessons Mennonite Weekly Review May 25, 2009 August 17, 2009.Review of Andrew Skotnicki, Criminal Justice and the Catholic Church Modern Theology 25.2 April 2009 , 364 67 How does Revelation speak today The Mennonite September 2, 2008 , 12 14 Violence as a Theological Problem CJP Web Journal 2 Winter 2008.Review of Mark Bredin, Jesus Revolutionary of Peace Biblical Theology Bulleton 37.4 Winter 2007 , 186 87 A Theology of Welcome In Michael A King, ed Stumbling Toward a Genuine Conversation on Homosexuality Cascadia Publishing House, 2007 237 244 The Legacy of CPS Why Civilian Public Service is Important The Mennonite June 19, 2007 , 8 10.Thirteen Sunday School lessons on Old Testament Prophets Mennonite Weekly Review June 3, 2007 August 26, 2007 Walter Wink and Peace Theology In Frederich W Weidmann and D Sieple, eds Enigmas and Powers Engaging the Work of Walter Wink Pickwick Publications, 2007 74 78 Jesus Confrontation with Empire In Nathan Yoder and Carol Scheppard, eds Exiles in Empire Pandora Press, 2007 27 41.Scholarly Presentations Conversations on Homosexuality Three Lectures Portland Mennonite Church, Portland, OR February 5 6, 2010 Contemporary Theology in Light of Anabaptism and Theology as If Jesus Matters Papers presented to the London Mennonite Forum September 10 11, 2009 Mercy, Not Sacrifice Cross Currents Seminar Five Lectures London Mennonite Centre September 12, 2009 A Biblical Understanding of Justice Devito Lecture Waynesburg PA University March 17, 2009.Justice Apart from the Law and Empire Paul s Deconstruction of Idolatry American Academy of Religion Annual Meetings Chicago, November 1, 2008.World So Full My Quest for Understanding Journeys with Jesus Colloquy Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, October 17 19


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    1. Growing up Southern Baptist, it was important to approach The Good War That Wasn’t (TGWTW) with an open mind. Ted Grimsrud, a Mennonite pastor and steadfast pacifist, explores the pretext of WWII and its aftermath. By offering a painstakingly researched pretense and relatively untold history of consequences, Grimsrud presents a compelling argument that should be considered in the era of forever wars. TGWTW offers a modern adage to history repeating itself. The interventionist mission creep tha [...]



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