Item description for Just Policing, Not War: An Alternative Response to World Violence by Gerald W. Schlabach, Drew Christiansen & Ivan Kauffman...
Overview Schlabach has proposed just-policing theory as a way to narrow the gap between just-war and pacifist traditions. A number of scholars representing Catholic, Mennonite, and other traditions respond to the theory, helping Christians of all traditions navigate the difficult question of how to live in times of violence and war.
Publishers Description 2008 Catholic Press Association Honorable Mention For decades, the Catholic Church and historical peace churches such as the Mennonites have come together in ecumenical discussions about war and peace. The dividing point has always been between pacifism, the view held by Mennonites and other peace churches, and the just war theory that dominates Catholic thinking on the issue. Given the transformation of global relations over this period--increased interdependency and communication as well as the fall of the Soviet Union, emerging nationalism movements, and the slow development of international courts--the time is right to rethink the Christian response to war. Gerald Schlabach has proposed just policing theory as a way to narrow the gap between just war and pacifist traditions. If the world can address problems of violence through a police model instead of a conventional military model, there may be a role for Christians from all traditions. In this volume, Schlabach presents his theory and has invited a number of scholars representing Catholic, Mennonite, and other traditions to respond to the theory and address a number of key questions: What do we mean by policing? Can policing solve conflicts beyond one's own borders? How does just policing theory address terrorism? Is international policing possible, and what would it look like? Is just policing a Christian solution that meets the criteria of both traditions? This important volume offers a fresh and meaningful discussion to help Christians of all traditions navigate the difficult questions of how to live in these times of violence and war.
Awards and Recognitions Just Policing, Not War: An Alternative Response to World Violence by Gerald W. Schlabach, Drew Christiansen & Ivan Kauffman has received the following awards and recognitions -
Book of the Year - 2008 Winner - Top 10 category
Midwest Book Award (MIPA) - 2007 Nominee - Political Science category
Citations And Professional Reviews Just Policing, Not War: An Alternative Response to World Violence by Gerald W. Schlabach, Drew Christiansen & Ivan Kauffman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Century - 07/29/2008 page 32
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Oct 23, 2007
Publisher LITURGICAL PRESS #1200
ISBN 0814652212 ISBN13 9780814652213
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More About Gerald W. Schlabach, Drew Christiansen & Ivan Kauffman
Gerald W. Schlabach (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is professor of theology and director of the Justice and Peace Studies program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the founder and director of Bridgefolk, a movement of Mennonites and Roman Catholics who come together to celebrate each other's traditions, explore each other's practices, and honor each other's contribution to the mission of Christ's church. He is also the author or editor of several books.
Gerald W. Schlabach currently resides in Bluffton, in the state of Ohio.