Herbert Butterfield on Tragedies and Providence in the Twentieth-Century Historical Experience : A Reappraisal
Prete, Roy A.
Window of Faith : Latter-day Saint Perspectives on World History
Religious Studies Center, BYU
"What is argued here is that individuals, and especially the Latter-day Saint community, need to be more involved in speaking out against genocidal events. Moreover, we must invoke divine assistance, through individual prayers and actions, in order to promote peace and stability in the world. Butterfield would certainly be in agreement with this approach, as he taught that we live in a universe in which God is directly involved with human affairs, but also a place in which He expects His children to cooperate in the struggle against evil. " [From author's conclusion]