The Third Hour
#30. Righteous War, Unrighteous War
For the Blessings of Liberty, by Scott M. Snow
War! What is it good for? As Captain Moroni squares off against Amalickiah, the Third Hour Podcast asks a number of pressing questions on the topic of warfare. What do these chapters teach us about the qualifications for righteous war? What charges do we levy against our opponents? Is the Title of Liberty a meaningful casus belli? Can we judge the characters and actions of the Book of Mormon by modern standards? And what are the desirable — or undesirable — traits of leaders like Captain Moroni or Amalickiah?
Read along in Alma 43-52. Next time, we will continue our discussion of the war chapters by reading 53-63.