NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND THE CONFLICT OF CONSCIENCE by John C. - Ed. Bennett

NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND THE CONFLICT OF CONSCIENCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a period when even the intelligent and aware reading public is overwhelmed with the importance of informing themselves on varying approaches to this obsessively present problem, the question arises as to what ""authority"" to read- where to turn. Dr. Bennett, Dean of Union Theological Seminary in New York, has brought together six of such authorities, added his own contribution to the subject, and given the inquiring reader a valuable collection of incisive pieces surveying- in terms for the general public- various aspects of the nuclear arms struggle. David Inglis presents in The Nature of Nuclear War, a chilling and graphic picture of what a nuclear attack would bring in terms of not only death and destruction but extended genetic disaster. Kenneth Thompson weighs the ethical aspects, warning that alleviation could well be impossible if we glibly assume that disaster could never strike. John Bennett's views on Moral are somewhat at odds with Paul Ramsay in The Case for Making thus challenging the reader's opinion. Erich Fromm explores the position with considerable trepidation, while Roger Shinn gives us a hold on a newly refurbished faith in Faith and the Perilous Future The section International Politics and the Nuclear Dilemma by John Herz is unfortunate in its assumption of too informed a standard... Not a book for hasty reading but for thoughtful study.

Pub Date: March 13th, 1962
Publisher: Scribner