Proclaim Peace, scripture, studies, traditions
Let’s start at the end. The achievement of Proclaim Peace is particularly evident in its endnotes, which comprise balanced references to Restoration scripture, the Bible, Latter-day Saint authorities, and academic Mormon studies and peace studies literature. Scholars ranging from early Americanists like Bernard Bailyn to sociologist Max Weber and even geneticists like Marc Haber provide interdisciplinary contextual richness. There are references to thinkers from Catholic, Protestant, Latter-day Saint, Community of Christ, Muslim, Jewish, and Hindu traditions. This broadly informed and carefully applied framework for reading scripture and exploring a key aspect of the restored gospel and Church history is a model of scholarship that distills important insights from academic work in a way that can benefit a broad range of readers. Proclaim Peace brings the theological resources available within Mormonism to bear on important questions about peace and justice, and it brings them into conversation with the abundant resources of the Christian tradition with which many Latter-day Saints are not yet familiar.
Mason, Patrick Q.; Pulsipher, J. David; and Haglund,, Kristine reviewer
"Proclaim Peace: The Restoration’s Answer to an Age of Conflict,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 61:
1, Article 25.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol61/iss1/25