Cold War Christians and the Spectre of Nuclear Deterrence, 1945-1959 Hardback

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Cold War Christians and the Spectre of Nuclear Deterrence, 1945-1959

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This book offers a new and provocative interpretation of early Cold War history by demonstrating how Christian agency played a pivotal role in the creating of space for the logic of nuclear deterrence and nuclear war fighting in the years 1945-59. Cold War chroniclers have traditionally placed great emphasis on threats of mutually assured destruction to explain the puzzle of nuclear non-use since 1945. Here nuclear deterrence is conceived as a realm of absolute necessity with no room for morality. More recently the idea of 'nuclear taboo' has generated immense interest by challenging conventional wisdom with a compelling argument regarding the conceptual (normative rather than material) bases of nuclear restraint. These accounts narrate the emergence of a distinctive ethical order with a particular premium placed on the role of (Anglo-American) Christian activists in giving rise to anti-nuclear sentiment at a formative stage 1945-59. Yet such a reading elides or obfuscates the fact that Christians were deeply divided in their imaginings.
Gorry invites a reassessment of assumptions by offering a balanced examination of Christians as enablers but, more provocatively, as resisters of nuclear prohibitions in the early years of Cold War.

Cold War Christians and the Spectre of Nuclear Deterrence, 1945-1959 by Jonathan Gorry was published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2013. The ISBN for Cold War Christians and the Spectre of Nuclear Deterrence, 1945-1959 is 9781137334237.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (October 2013)
Weight403g
Number of Pages232
Thickness17 mm
Height224 mm
Width143 mm
ISBN9781137334237
ISBN-101137334231
Product Code4245067
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