Questioning Christian Approaches to War
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: University of Notre Dame Press
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This book on hospitality was written due to the extension of hospiÂtality. I am thankful for all of the sustenance that I received while writing it. In no certain order, I need to thank and acknowledge the I will always be grateful to Abilene Christian University for proÂviding me with my first academic position and for giving me the reÂ...
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Set during the Mexican Civil War, Graham Greeneâs The Power and the Glory (1940) follows the life of a whisky priest as he tries to save his life and protect the faithful. There is no doubt that the priest is a fallen manâhe is an alcoholic; he has had affairs with women in his parish; he is filled with selfÂ loathing. While intent on doing penance, ...
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The purpose of the HBO movie The Girl in the CafÃ© is to highlight the astonishing disparity of material and health securities between the Global North and the Global South (Curtis, 2005). The main characÂter, Lawrence, a repressed bureaucrat under the U.K.âs chancellor of the exchequer, falls in love with an unknown woman (the girl in the cafÃ©), ...
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Since the end of World War II, the number of interstate wars has deÂclined, but wars within statesâpredominately Global South failed or weak statesâhas risen steadily, especially in the decade after the Cold Warâs end. While the number of failed state events has hit a plateau, these wars must still be viewed as a global security threat. Such states ...
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One basic problem in addressing failed state conflicts is that abstracÂtion has rendered them unimportant in the field of international relaÂtions. While this is changing within the discipline, it has yet to affect political theologies on war. A theological approach to war is obviously normative: finding ways of preventing war, taking nonviolent stances, ...
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Students of international relations often assume that political realists are warmongers, but the truth is that political realists want war no more than anyone else. Ultimately, political realists believe that peace will come through the maintenance of the balance of power. Therefore, they seek power as a means of creating peace through deterrence. This ...
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Incorporating vulnerability into IR and into Christian approaches to war is not an easy task. It demands the recognition that human life and state sovereignty are dependent upon one another. Pacifism unÂderstands that vulnerability is a constant feature of life, and this reÂquires constant and active care for the marginalized, which will lead ...
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Just War is at a new crossroads, where those who are addressing conÂtemporary problems and updating definitions and applications are deÂparting from those who adhere to traditional ones. Such a departure helps ground this bookâs argument to âweakenâ last resort by lengthÂening the temporal process of jus ad bellum in order to provide a way ...
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The same semester that I first studied nationalism and ethnic conflict as an undergraduate, with the Dayton Accords just behind us and peace in Northern Ireland a notÂ tooÂ distant possibility, an assignment in my ethics class included Adrienne Richâs What Is Found There (1993). In it, Rich reprinted âTo Peace,â a poem by Suzanne Gardinier. It was ...
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Page Count: 176
Publication Year: 2013
Series Editor Byline: John Smith, Will Wordsworth