the sword the cross and the eagle the american christian just war tradition

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The Sword The Cross And The Eagle

Author : Davis Brown
ISBN : 0742565602
Genre : Religion
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The Sword, the Cross, and the Eagle explores how Christian principles and the natural law tradition consider the use of military force and how they support the just war tradition over other moral traditions of war. By promoting the use of offensive war as justifiable under a just war rationale, the book challenges the Christian communityOs basic assumptions regarding the use of force. In this book, Davis Brown persuasively argues that the just war tradition drives the contemporary military ethos and statecraft of the United States. As the worldOs only superpower and the worldOs standard-bearer for democracy, the United States has more armed forces stationed or deployed outside its borders than all other countries combined. Because of this, the conduct of the United States—for good or ill—has enormous ramifications on the development of norms in international law and statecraft. It therefore behooves the international community to appreciate what values the United States seeks to advance when it resorts to military force.

The African American Challenge To Just War Theory

Author : R. Cumming
ISBN : 9781137350329
Genre : Religion
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In this innovative treatment of the ethics of war, Ryan P. Cumming brings classical sources of just war theory into conversation with African American voices. The result is a new direction in just war thought that challenges dominant interpretations of just war theory by looking to the perspectives of those on the underside of history and politics.

Modern Just War Theory

Author : Michael Farrell
ISBN : 9780810883451
Genre : Religion
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Modern Just War Theory: A Guide to Research, by scholar and librarian Michael Farrell, serves as a manual for students and scholars studying Christian just war theory, helping them navigate the wealth of just war literature produced in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Justice And The Just War Tradition

Author : Christopher J. Eberle
ISBN : 9781317297406
Genre : Philosophy
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Justice and the Just War Tradition articulates a distinctive understanding of the reasons that can justify war, of the reasons that cannot justify war, and of the role that those reasons should play in the motivational and attitudinal lives of the citizens, soldiers, and statesmen who participate in war. Eberle does so by relying on a robust conception of human worth, rights, and justice. He locates this theoretical account squarely in the Just War Tradition. But his account is not merely theoretical: Justice and the Just War Tradition has a variety of practical aims, one of the most important of which is to serve as an aid to moral formation. The hope is that citizens, soldiers, and statesmen whose emotions and aspirations have been shaped by the Just War Tradition will be able to negotiate violent communal conflict in ways that respect the demands of justice. So Justice and the Just War Tradition articulates a theoretically satisfying and practically engaging account of the reasons that count in favor of war. Moreover, Eberle develops that account by engaging contemporary theorists, both philosophical and theological, by according due deference to venerable contributors to the Just War Tradition, and by integrating insights from military memoire, the history of war, and the author's experience of teaching ethics at the United States Naval Academy.


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Recourse To Force

Author : Thomas M. Franck
ISBN : 1139434950
Genre : Law
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The nations that drafted the UN Charter in 1945 clearly were more concerned about peace than about justice. As a result, the Charter prohibits all use of force by states except in the event of an armed attack or when authorised by the Security Council. This arrangement has only very imperfectly withstood the test of time and changing world conditions. In requiring states not to use force in self-defence until after they had become the object of an actual armed attack, the Charter failed to address a growing phenomenon of clandestine subversion and of instantaneous nuclear threats. Fortunately although the Charter is very hard to amend, the drafters did agree that it should be interpreted flexibly by the United Nations' principal political institutions. In this way the norms governing use of force in international affairs have been adapted to meet changing circumstances and new challenges. The book also relates these changes in law and practice to changing public values pertaining to the balance between maintaining peace and promoting justice.

Biblical Pacifism

Author : Dale W. Brown
ISBN : 1928915507
Genre : Political Science
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Our world reels from one international crisis to another. Troops are dispatched to foreign fields and high-tech weapons are deployed--yet peace eludes us. Is there any way to solve our differences without resorting to war? Dale W. Brown explores key biblical passages about peace and answers the unsettling questions that today's world poses to peace-loving Christians.


Author : Will Self
ISBN : 9780857861016
Genre : Bibles
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Morality And Contemporary Warfare

Author : James Turner Johnson
ISBN : 0300091044
Genre : History
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When is the use of military force by a nation morally justified? Why has the long accepted moral requirement to protect civilians from intentional attack eroded in recent years? How can the tendency toward unrestrained warfare between parties with major cultural differences be controlled? In this thought-provoking book, James Turner Johnson refocuses the moral analysis of war on the real problems of today’s armed conflicts. Moral debates about nuclear war and annihilation fail to address the problems of actual contemporary uses of military force, Johnson argues.

The Tatra Eagle

Author : J. Victor Tomaszek
ISBN : 9781780995236
Genre : Fiction
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As war in 1680s Europe rages below, BOLESLAW RADOK shepherds and hunts in Poland’s High Tatra Mountains. His father like all able bodied men is off at war and has neither trained his son in close combat nor left him a sword. Boleslaw is attacked by a wolf and limps home for bandaging, then barely survives a farm raid that kills his grandfather. Four Polish knights kill the brigands then deliver Bole’s fallen father’s sword, a dying comrade’s last wish. Boleslaw struggles with two options: stay on the farm he cannot defend well or follow his father’s path to a life at war. Why are the knights reluctant to train him? The Tatra Eagle is a completed 102,000-word historical novel climaxing in the 1683 Battle of Vienna, seat of the Holy Roman Empire. It is in the same genre as Michael Crichton’s Pirate Latitudes and Ken Follet’s Fall of Giants. Doctor Zhivago’s epic romantic sweep also comes to mind.

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