The Call of Conscience: French Protestant Responses to the Algerian War, 1954-1962 (Google eBook)

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Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, May 22, 1998 - History - 270 pages
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Initially, when the government in Paris responded with force to the November 1, 1954 insurrection of Algerian nationalists, French public opinion offered all but unanimous support. Then it was revealed that hundreds of thousands of Muslims were herded into resettlement camps in Algeria; that Algerians suspected of nationalist sympathies were imprisoned in France; that conscientious objectors were denied their rights; and that a resolution to the conflict, either by force or by peaceful methods, was not forthcoming. When it was proven that the army was guilty of abuses, members of the Protestant minority protested and then laboured to educate their own communities as well as the public at large to the moral and spiritual perils of these actions.

Based on painstaking research and solid scholarship, The Call of Conscience: French Protestant Responses to the Algeria War, 1954-1962 reveals a rich portrait of the protest.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
A COLONY IN ALL BUT NAME
11
THE TRIBULATIONS OF A JACOBIN PROCONSUL 195556
25
THE RESTIVENESS OF THE PROTESTANT LEFT
57
PROTESTANTS TAKE SIDES IN THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS
81
PROTESTANT REACTIONS TO THE 13 MAI AND THE COMING OF DE GAULLE
109
PROTESTANT RELIEF FOR UPROOTED MUSLIMS
141
THE MORAL BALANCE TILTS TO PEACE
163
PUTTING PEACEMAKERS TO THE TEST
195
THE SPIRITUAL COST OF A PROBLEMATIC PEACE
223
CONCLUSION
247
EPILOGUE
253
BIBLIOGRAPHY
257
INDEX
263
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Page xxi - More recently, the award of a grant from the Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme of the Humanities and Social Sciences Federation of Canada made the publication possible.
Page iii - Lorsque l'on combat tout à la fois contre un peuple entier, et contre sa propre conscience, on ne peut pas gagner.
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About the author (1998)

Geoffrey Adams is a founding member of Scholars’ Circle, a group of retired academics at Concordia University, and author of The Huguenots and French Opinion, 1685-1787 (WLU Press).

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