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

  • Jonathan Gorry

Part of the Histories of the Sacred and the Secular 1700–2000 book series (HISASE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

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  3. Vision and Order

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      Pages 13-13
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  4. Faith and Fear

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      Pages 55-55
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  5. Power and Justice

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      Pages 103-103
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-216

About this book


Offering a new interpretation of early Cold War history, this book demonstrates how Christian agency played a pivotal role in the creating of space for the logic of nuclear deterrence and nuclear war, showing a balanced examination of Christians as enablers but, more provocatively, as resisters of nuclear prohibitions.


Religious and Secular history twentieth century history Cold War diplomacy history revolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Gorry
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  1. 1.Nottingham Trent UniversityUK

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