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War and Christian Ethics Classic and Contemporary Readings on the Morality of War

ISBN-10: 0801031133
ISBN-13: 9780801031137
Edition: 2nd 2005
Authors: Arthur F. Holmes
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Description: Just war, pacifism, weapons of mass destruction, war on terror, preemptive war. These phrases highlight recent world events that have brought questions about the morality of war into sharp relief. Instead of advocating a particular approach to war,  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 6.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Just war, pacifism, weapons of mass destruction, war on terror, preemptive war. These phrases highlight recent world events that have brought questions about the morality of war into sharp relief. Instead of advocating a particular approach to war, War and Christian Ethics offers a variety of Christian perspectives, enabling readers to make up their own minds about what they believe.This collection of primary source materials contains texts from many influential classic and contemporary writers that are crucial to the development of Christian thought on war. From Plato to Augustine, Thomas Aquinas to Martin Luther, Reinhold Niebuhr to Paul Ramsey, the book covers a broad range of writers. The second edition includes new selections from Rowan Williams, George Weigel, and Duane Friesen.

The pagan conscience
Moral effects of war
War for the sake of peace
The just war
Natural law and just war
Conflict of loyalties
Non-violence
Christians and government
Christians and military service
On government service
The natural law of love
To the emperor Theodosius
To Count Boniface
Act, agent, and authority
The human dilemma
Peace and natural law
Christians and infidels
A holy war
Various kinds of law
Hostility and peace
Laws of war
Violence and moral intention
Rebellion
The law of war
The rights of the Indians
Church and state
The soldier and his conscience
Civil authority and the use of force
War and the Christian prince
Two kingdoms
Human rights and international law
The law of nations
On war
Natural laws and the laws of war
On civil government
Idealism and realism
Towards perpetual peace
War and national destiny
Pacifism and the gospel
Why the Christian church is not pacifist
Nuclear deterrence and terrorism
Is pacifism the only option left for Christians?
The just war and nuclear deterrence
The convergence of pacifism and just war
Moral clarity in a time of war
War and statecraft

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