Item description for War in the Twentieth Century (Library of Theological Ethics) by Miller...
Overview A timely anthology by Christian ethicists and ecclesial groups who are concerned with the justice of war in the 20th century. Seeking to sharpen our moral literacy about the ethics of war, Pope Pius XII, the Niebuhrs, and U.S. Catholic and Methodist bishops address ethical issues relevant to modern warfare--obliteration bombing, selective conscientious objection, and nuclear deterrence.
This anthology by Christian ethicists and ecclesial groups is concerned with the justice of war in the twentieth century. Included are writings from Pope Pius XII, the Niebuhrs, the Calhoun Commission, John Ford, Elizabeth Anscombe, Paul Ramsey, Ralph Potter, the U.S. Catholic bishops, and the U.S. Methodist bishops. These authors, whose ideas reflect diverse trends in Roman Catholic and Protestant ethics, have sought to sharpen our moral literacy about the ethics of war and address ethical issues relevant to modern warfare--obliteration bombing, selective conscientious objection, and nuclear deterrence.
The Library of Theological Ethics series focuses on what it means to think theologically and ethically. It presents a selection of important and otherwise unavailable texts in easily accessible form. Volumes in this series will enable sustained dialogue with predecessors though reflection on classic works in the field.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.16" Height: 1.18" Weight: 1.58 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2004
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Library Of Theological Ethics
ISBN 0664253237 ISBN13 9780664253233
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More About Miller
Laura Miller is a co-founder of Salon.com, where she is currently a staff writer, and a regular contributor to the "New York Times Book Review." Her work has appeared in the "New Yorker," the "Los Angeles Times," "Time" magazine and other publications. She is the editor of "The Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors" (Penguin, 2000). She lives in New York.
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Nonpacifist perspectives on 20th century war Jan 5, 2010
This is a collection of Protestant and Catholic materials written since the 1930's that address war from a religious but not a pacifist perspective. Topics include WW II, Vietnam, nuclear deterrence, and the (first)Persian Gulf War. A good introduction to how thoughtful Christians outside the peace church tradition have struggled with the problems of war (including "just war")in modern times.