9780830827725

Between Pacifism And Jihad: Just War And Christian Tradition

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    9780830827725

  • ISBN10:

    0830827722

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-05-27
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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Summary

Pacifism. Jihad. Militarism. Are these our only alternatives for dealing with global injustice today? J. Daryl Charles leads us to reconsider a Christian view of the use of force to maintain or reestablish justice. He shows how love for a neighbor can warrant the just use of force. Reviewing and updating the widely recognized but not necessarily well-understood just-war teaching of the church through the ages, Charles shows how it captures many of the concerns of the pacifist position while deliberately avoiding, on the other side, the excesses of jihad and militarism. Aware of our contemporary global situation, Charles addresses the unique challenges of dealing with international terrorism.

Author Biography

J. Daryl Charles is associate professor of religion and ethics at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction
9(22)
Wrestling with a Perennial Issue
9(3)
Contemporary Geopolitics
12(5)
Presumption Against War or Against Injustice?
17(4)
Making Moral Judgments
21(3)
Religious Attitudes Toward War
24(4)
Just-War Thinking and the Terrorist Threat
28(3)
Just-War Thinking in Ancient and Medieval Thought
31(18)
Pre-Christian Just-War Thinking
31(3)
Early Christian Attitudes Toward War and Soldiering
34(3)
Early Christian Development of Just-War Thinking: Ambrose and Augustine
37(8)
The Medieval Development of Just-War Thinking in Thomas Aquinas
45(4)
Just-War Thinking in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period
49(18)
The Protestant Reformers on Church and State and War
49(7)
Early Modern Thinking About International Law: Vitoria, Suarez and Grotius
56(11)
Just-War Thinking in the Modern Period to the Present
67(16)
Reinhold Niebuhr
67(3)
John Courtney Murray
70(2)
Paul Ramsey
72(2)
William V. O'Brien
74(2)
Michael Walzer
76(1)
James Turner Johnson
77(1)
Jean Bethke Elshtain
78(3)
Roman Catholic Social Teaching
81(2)
Christian Ethics and the Use of Force
83(36)
The Personal and the Political (Romans 12---13)
84(4)
Rethinking the ``Politics of Jesus''
88(5)
Rethinking the Ethics of the New Testament
93(5)
Rethinking Pacifism and the Nonviolent Imperative
98(8)
Rethinking Neighbor love
106(6)
The Morality of Preemptive Force
112(7)
Just-War Theory: Its Character, Constitution and Context
119(30)
Rethinking Justice
119(2)
Just War's Debt to Natural-Law Thinking
121(3)
The Spectrum of Force: Just War as a Mediating Position
124(6)
The Moral Criteria of the Just-War Position
130(7)
The Justice of Deterrence
137(6)
Retribution or Revenge?
143(6)
Just-War Theory and the Problem of Terrorism
149(20)
The Nature of the Terrorist Threat
150(5)
Terror in the Name of God
155(4)
Just War's Response to Terrorism
159(5)
Extending Just-War Thinking Beyond War and Terrorism: Postbello Considerations
164(5)
The Church's Worldly Mission
169(12)
Christ and Culture Revisited
169(3)
Adjusting Our Eschatology and Ethics
172(2)
Incarnational Witness and Civic Duty
174(1)
The Moral Necessity of Politics: Rendering to Caesar What Is Caesar's
175(4)
Taking Theology Seriously
179(2)
Selected Bibliography 181(13)
Subject Index 194(3)
Scripture Index 197

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