Literature Published 1850 to 1900




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The Daily Calendar of Peace and War by John Hemmenway

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This text consists of a quote about peace and/or war for each day of the year.




Non-Resistance Asserted by Daniel Musser

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Daniel Musser, a Reformed Mennonite, wrote this lengthy pamphlet at the height of the American Civil War.† This is one of the works that Leo Tolstoy highly praised in his Kingdom of God is Within You.† Much of what Musser had to say is, indeed, praiseworthy and still valid.† His major themes include a complete theology of manís relationship to God in its pristine created state, after the fall, under the Mosaic Law, and in the power of the Holy Spirit; and the related topics of Godís immutability, His commands given in, and specifically intended for, each of these four states, and the importance of being different from the rest of the world.




The Early Christians' Estimate of War and Self-Defense
by Josiah W. Leeds

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The writings of the Church Fathers of the first three centuries are second only to the Gospels and Epistles themselves in defining the Christian faith, and those who wrote about war and military service were unanimous in their condemnation. In this book, Leeds quotes the works of ten of these early Christian authors with minimal additional commentary.