Sermons on War by Thomas Treadwell StoneSermons on War by Thomas Treadwell Stone

Sermons on War

byThomas Treadwell Stone

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829. Excerpt: ... SERMON VI. REMEDIES OF WAR. Isaiah ii. 4. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. In a preceding discourse I examined the arguments, derived from Scripture, and from other sources, in support of war. I have since endeavored to expose its inconsistency with rectitude, as an usurpation of God's prerogative, and as a violation both of prudence and of benevolence; to analyze the passion, pervading the community, in which it originates; to exhibit what may be termed its physical results, endured, not only in battle, but during the whole period of its continuance, and to disclose its moral tendency. All may be considered a continuous argument against the rectitude of war; as every exhibition of unbalanced evil naturally resulting from it is an indication, not more of inexpediency than of criminality; and as besides we would excite men to unite in the abolition of war, even more from conviction of its guilt than from perception of its misery. That it will finally be abolished, the text, repeated also by another prophet, furnishes assurance. The means of its abolition, in other words, the remedies of war, will close the present series. These remedies must correspond with the origin and with the character of the evil. They must subdue the military passion. They must exhaust the causes of warfare. Of such remedies there are two classes, the direct and the indirect; the former comprising all efforts, whether prosecuted by individuals or by associations, to expose the evils of war, to apply specifically to it the doctrines of morality and of the Christian Religion, and to substitute in its place, either negociation, or other means of adjusting those difficulties which commercial intercourse may forever produce between dif...
Title:Sermons on WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217988555

ISBN - 13:9780217988551