In recent years, historians have claimed that the early Christians were not uniformly nonresistant. Rather, they had diverse and ambiguous attitudes towards war and military service. Is this true, or did the early church have a uniform testimony on these important issues? This informative volume is a collection of every passage from the early church (pre-325 A.D.) writings relevant to the questions of war, military service, capital punishment, and abortion. Find out for yourself—by reading their own writings—what the early church taught and practiced regarding these topics still relevant to our day.