Praise for War & Peace In Our Time: "Whatever your current opinion on the topic, this book will challenge you to reflect more deeply and thoroughly on what it means to be a disciple of Christ, the Prince of Peace, in an era of massive military budgets, lethal technologies, and widespread war." -Grant Hardy, author, Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader’s Guide/5(9). a Christian just war theorist finds camaraderie with a secular realist, or a Christian pacifist with some branches of feminism. One of the most helpful contributions of this book is an appreciation of how and why such alliances might form. This book originated with a conference in at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center. Popular Pacifism Books Showing of Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback) by. Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Johnny Got His Gun (Paperback) How Christians Made Peace with War: Early Christian Understandings of . I somewhat prefer, by the way, and featured, Charles’ earlier book, Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition (IVP; $) as it seems to me to be written with less caricature of the pacifist view, a bit of a downfall of the feisty Crossway one. We stock most of the standard just war theory texts, too, Walzer, Elshtain.
This book is a contribution to the Christian ethics of war and peace. It advances peacebuilding as a needed challenge to and expansion of the traditional framework of just-war theory and pacifism. It builds on a critical reading of historical landmarks from the Bible through Augustine, Aquinas, the Reformers, Christian peace movements, and key modern figures like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reinhold Brand: Fortress Press. Speak Up for Just War or Pacifism book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This searching critique of the United Methodist Bishops pastoral letter on war and peace in a nuclear age, by America s foremost Christian ethicist, exposes theological flaws from which flow gaps in moral argument and strangely utopian /5. In general, writing about moral reflection on war and peace from Christian perspectives tends to repeat the general typology that was introduced by historian Roland Bainton over half a century ago in his Christian Attitudes Toward War and Peace. Bainton sees . 1 thought on “ A Christian Pacifist Perspective on War and Peace ” N Eberly Ma at pm. One of the most clear explanations of pacifism that I ever have read. This something the early church believed and practiced. I wish more people understood this. Thank You.
Worksheet on Just War, Pacifism and Strategic Peace building Just War- Just War (justum bellum), as we know it today, is a theory and tradition from the early Christian philosopher, St. Thomas Aquinas. However, there is evidence of a “warrior’s code” in almost every pre/non-Christian culture. In Aquinas’s work, Summa Theologicae. Just War and Pacifism: A “Pacifist” Perspective in Seven Points. then offering a series of comments on the present state of Catholic teaching on war and peace in the United States, and then, in conclusion, by re-stating my so-called “pacifist” perspective. This story leads to my third point which is that there is a continuity. Historians have tended to dismiss pacifism and the peace movement of the Civil War era, arguing that most Americans believed in the war as an answer to the crisis of secession. This groundbreaking book offers a much needed new perspective on role played by pacifism during and after Civil War era. The book examines relief actions, recognition of insurgency and belligerency, prisoners of war, threat to peace, peace treaties, means to safeguard peace, pacifism, occupation after armistice, nuclear tests, non-aggression pacts, and neutrality in air warfare, land warfare, and sea warfare.