Is there a christian realist theory of war and peace? reinhold niebuhr and just war thought

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Just war's engagement with pacifism has shaped the discourse of war within and beyond Christian ethics. Less attention has been given to Christian realism's relationship to just war thought or to the possibilities such a dialogue might disclose. This essay examines certain features of the Christian realist Reinhold Niebuhr's moral, theological, and political thought to consider the promise of a Christian realist theory of justifiable war.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-161
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of the Society of Christian Ethics
Volume28
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2008

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Is there a christian realist theory of war and peace? reinhold niebuhr and just war thought. / Carlson, John.

In: Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Vol. 28, No. 1, 03.2008, p. 133-161.

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