Film, Video Radical Christian Pacifists
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- Radical Christian Pacifists
- Joseph Kip Kosek, assistant professor at George Washington University, discussed the impact of radical Christian pacifists on American democratic theory and practice, at the Library of Congress. Kosek, the author of "Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy" and a former fellow of the Library's John W. Kluge Center, talked about his book. According to Kosek, in response to the massive bloodshed that defined the 20th century, American religious radicals developed an effective new form of nonviolent protest, one that combined Christian principles with new uses of mass media. Greatly influenced by the ideas of Mohandas K. Gandhi, these "acts of conscience" included sit-ins, boycotts, labor strikes and conscientious objection to war. Beginning with World War I and ending with the ascendance of Martin Luther King Jr., Kosek traces the impact of radical Christian pacifists on America.
- Library of Congress
- John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2009-03-25.
- - Biography, History
- - Religion
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Classification: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion.
- - Classification: Social Sciences.
- - Joseph Kosek.
- - Recorded on 2009-03-25.
- - Researchers.
- 1 online resource
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- online text
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Radical Christian Pacifists. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-25, 2009. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688213/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & John W. Kluge Center, S. B. (2009) Radical Christian Pacifists. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-25. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688213/.
MLA citation style:
Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Radical Christian Pacifists. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-25, 2009. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688213/>.