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Moral Rearmament
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Moral Rearmament (MRA) is a religious renewal movement initiated by American Lutheran pastor Frank N. D. Buchman (1878–1961). When conferences for international disarmament failed after World War I, Buchman concluded that peace must begin with total human change. This conviction impelled him to start a worldwide revival movement to be marked by daily hearing of the Word of God (quiet time) and living according to four absolutes based on the radical norms of the Sermon on the Mount: honesty, purity, unselfishness, and love. In 1921 he described the movement as “a program of l…

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Reimer, Ingrid, “Moral Rearmament”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M834>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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