Abstract

What is it that is happening? A war greater in area and scale and more fearful in carnage, than any that has ever been since life on the round world began. Five months--no more--have passed since the first gun was fired, and already the list of men who were strong, healthy, capable, keen, five short months ago, and who are now stark in death, outnumbers anything of its kind in human history. And to reckon up the load of sheer blank sorrow in innumerable homes, and the actual but incidental war sufferings, short of death, or possibly worse than death, would baffle the power of any man. Put thus bluntly, it is all horrible beyond words. -Randall Thomas Davidson

Original Publication Citation

Richard E. Bennett, “‘How Long, Oh Lord, How Long?’ James E. Talmage and the Great War,” in Religious Educator 3, no. 1 (2002): 87–101.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2002-01-01

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/3041

Publisher

Religious Educator

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

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