Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type



Graduate School of Theology

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Frank Pack

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Robert L. Johnson

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Carl Spain


This thesis was undertaken for the purpose of clarifying the Christian's obligations regarding the military functions of his government. This study involved an investigation of several attitudes toward carnal warfare as expressed within the Christian tradition. It began with an analysis of the ever-present polemic regarding pacifism and developed into a discussion of the moral implications involved in various defense strategies. Attention was also directed to the need of solving the arms race which precariously threatens the world with unprecedented destruction.

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