The Tax Dilemma

Donald Kaufman (Author) John K Stoner (Author)


One of the most complete treatments of the war tax issue. The federal income tax is the chief link connecting each individual's daily labor with the tremendous buildup for war. Peace is elusive because governments are sold on the assumption that the threat of violence will preserve or redeem every situation. The author explores the moral implications for persons conscientiously opposed to paying for war. He traces biblical and historical precedents and discusses a dozen viable options to the ethical dilemma today. This enhanced edition is strengthened by the addition of insights from 42 writers. Recognizing that the U.S. Government now has a Federal budget where military priorities trump all needs, this reprint of The Tax Dilemma could not be more timely. Together with other resources it will enable us to find alternatives to tax-supported violence. **All royalties for this book are being donated to the Peace Tax Foundation.

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$46.00  $42.32
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publish Date
August 01, 2006
5.0 X 0.56 X 7.99 inches | 0.76 pounds
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About the Author

Donald D. Kaufman has served in pastoral, clinical, and administrative positions for organizations such as the Mennonite Central Committee. He is the author of 'The Tax Dilemma: Praying for Peace, Paying for War'.


"" . . . From a purely strategic point of view it might begin to occur to us that disarmament is such an intractable problem that we shall have to appeal to the people over the heads of the politicians to do something about it. ""For the church . . . to embrace war tax resistance as a spiritual commitment and a stated policy would be the moral equivalent of a government seriously embracing a policy of disarmament. Both would involve risk, both would be unprecedented, and both would be right."" --John K. Stoner in the Introduction

""I firmly believe that war tax history has special significance in understanding God's agenda in human history. ""Perhaps it is good to be challenged once again by the example of those who have tried faithfully to apply the gospel of Christ to complex and questionable tax requirements."" --Donald D. Kaufman from the Preface