S.G. Dargan


The author is a retired accountant, living in rural South Carolina. He received a BA in Economics from a small liberal arts college and did some post-graduate study in that field. His work experience includes carpentry and small businesses, with accounting as a late vocation. He has three grown children. Church membership and service have been life-long avocations, along with studying the truth claims and social relevance of the Christian religion.

Currently (in 2018) he is exploring United States war policy in light of the Bible’s teachings about war. "My personal experience of war has been mercifully limited. I was a draftee in the US Army during the Vietnamese conflict, serving in Vietnam during 1969, but I never had to experience combat. Doubts I had at the time about the necessity of the Vietnamese War were balanced by my generally conservative and patriotic inclinations. Subsequent revelations of the hidden history of that war, and later United States wars, added to my interest in critical evaluation of United States war policy."

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In the early 1940s, I was born into an upper middle class family, with parents who were active readers. We had no TV, but my siblings and I found plenty to do in a nearby wooded area. The public high school in our small Southern town had excellent English teachers, who taught me how to write.
When did you first start writing?
My high school newspaper was my first writing experience, and I found it exciting.
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War In Biblical Perspective
A series of short books, each examining an aspect of United States war policy from a perspective of Biblical ethics.


Thou Shalt Not Kill, What the Commandment Tells Us About War
Series: War In Biblical Perspective. Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
“Thou shalt not kill,” one of the Ten Commandments, is a door leading to Biblical answers to moral questions about the endless wars of our time. That door has been blocked by the idea that this commandment applies only to murder and not to war. S. G. Dargan shows that not only this commandment, but the Christian gospel itself, has much to say about war.

S.G. Dargan's tag cloud

bible answers    ethics    gospel    war