Summary Book Review Thomas Aquinas on War and Peace by Gregory M. Reichberg:
Download or read book Thomas Aquinas on War and Peace written by Gregory M. Reichberg and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-09-23 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book-length study of Aquinas's teaching on just war, its antecedents, and its reception by subsequent thinkers.
Summary Book Review Blessed Are the Peacemakers by Lisa Sowle Cahill:
Download or read book Blessed Are the Peacemakers written by Lisa Sowle Cahill and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2019-03-02 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 Niebuhr, and recent popes. Similar to just-war theory, peacebuilding is committed to social change and social justice but includes some theorists and practitioners who accept the use of force in extreme cases of self-defense or humanitarian intervention. Unlike just-war theorists, they do not see the justification of war as part of the Christian mission. Unlike traditional pacifists, they do see social change as necessary and possible and, as such, requiring Christian participation in public efforts. Cahill argues that transformative Christian social participation is demanded by the gospel and the example of Jesus, and can produce the avoidance, resolution, or reduction of conflicts. And yet obstacles are significant, and expectations must be realistic. Decisions to use armed force against injustice, even when they meet the criteria of just war, will be ambiguous and tragic from a Christian perspective. Regarding war and peace, the focus of Christian theology, ethics, and practice should not be on justifying war but on practical and hopeful interreligious peacebuilding.
Summary Book Review Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 5, Number 1 by David M. McCarthy:
Download or read book Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 5, Number 1 written by David M. McCarthy and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-03-11 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grace and Peace in the Earthly City Volume 5, Number 1, January 2016 Edited by David M. McCarthy Catholic Moral Traditions and Energy Ethics For the Twenty-First Century Erin Lothes Biviano, David Cloutier, Elaine Padilla, Christiana Z. Peppard, and Jame Schaefer Human Capacities and the Problem of Universally Equal Dignity: Two Philosophical Test Cases and a Theistic Response Matthew Petrusek A Case Study of Scholasticism: Peter Abelard and Peter Lombard on Penance Lucas Briola An Analysis of GSUSA's Policy of Serving Transgender Youth: Implications for Catholic Practice John Grabowski and Christopher Gross "For He is our Peace:" Thomas Aquinas on Christ As Cause of Peace in the City of Saints Matthew A. Tapie Infused Virtue and "22-Carat"Morally Right ACTS Angela Knobel Natural Law: New Directions In Thomistic Theological Ethics Charles R. Pinches Review Essay on the Social Problem of Family Homes for Conviviality David Matzko McCarthy
Summary Book Review The Spanish Origin of International Law by James Brown Scott:
Download or read book The Spanish Origin of International Law written by James Brown Scott and published by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.. This book was released on 2000 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scott, James Brown. The Spanish Origin of International Law. Francisco De Vitoria and His Law of Nations. London: Humphrey Milford, 1934. 19a, 288, clviii pp. Frontispiece and portrait. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-036835. ISBN 1-58477-110-0. Cloth. $90. * Francisco de Vitoria [c. 1483-1546] is widely considered to be a founder of international law. Scott holds that Vitoria's 16th century school of international law and his important Reflectiones, De Indis Noviter Inventis and De Jure Belli (the text of these are included in the appendix) are in fact the origin of the law of nations, which was to become the international law of Christendom and the world at large. In Vitoria's writings described herein he held that pagans had the right to freedom and property, declared slavery to be unsound, upheld the rights of Indians, questioned the Spanish conquest of the New World in the time immediately following Columbus' discovery of America which gave rise to his thesis that the community of nations transcends Christendom. Walker, Oxford Companion to Law 1279-1280.
Summary Book Review Reading Scripture as a Political Act by Matthew A. Tapie:
Download or read book Reading Scripture as a Political Act written by Matthew A. Tapie and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2015-11-01 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although scholars increasingly understand Scripture to contain political dimensions and implications, the interpretation of Scripture is often marginalized in most scholarly discussions of political theology. Reading Scripture as a Political Act takes a step toward remedying this situation by exploring some of the ways the church has read Scripture politically. In particular, this volume examines the political character of premodern and modern theologians’ readings of Scripture with attention to how their readings relate to or address political challenges in their particular social and historical settings. The essays attempt to illuminate the ways that the theological interpretation of Scripture shaped the theopolitical imaginations of Augustine, Basil of Caesarea, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, Bartolome de las Casas, John Wesley, Karl Barth, Henri de Lubac, and John Howard Yoder, among others. Several essays in the volume also take constructive steps and suggest how these models of reading Scripture can inform the contemporary task of reading Scripture in political contexts. The volume covers the earliest Christian centuries to the late modern era, and considers carefully the close coordination between Scripture, theology, and social and political concerns. As a whole, the collection provides a robust survey of Christian theopolitical interpretation of the Bible.
Summary Book Review War, Peace, and Christianity by J. Daryl Charles:
Download or read book War, Peace, and Christianity written by J. Daryl Charles and published by Crossway. This book was released on 2010-05-13 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With issues of war and peace at the forefront of current events, an informed Christian response is needed. This timely volume answers 104 questions from a just-war perspective, offering thoughtful yet succinct answers. Ranging from the theoretical to the practical, the volume looks at how the just-war perspective relates to the philosopher, historian, statesman, theologian, combatant, and individual—with particular emphases on its historical development and application to contemporary geopolitical challenges. Forgoing ideological extremes, Charles and Demy give much attention to the biblical teaching on the subject as they provide moral guidance. A valuable resource for considering the ethical issues relating to war, Christians will find this book's user-friendly format a helpful starting point for discussion.
Summary Book Review Ethics and Experience by Lloyd Steffen:
Download or read book Ethics and Experience written by Lloyd Steffen and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2012-07-23 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ethics and Experience introduces students to the key topics in moral theory through provocative moral issues—just war, abortion, physician assisted suicide, the death penalty and more. Steffen helps students bridge the gap between ethical theory and experience through developing a “common agreement” ethical system that is applicable to a variety of moral problems and issues with clear language and real-life examples.
Summary Book Review A Cultural History of Peace in the Medieval Age by Walter Simons:
Download or read book A Cultural History of Peace in the Medieval Age written by Walter Simons and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-24 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Cultural History of Peace presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers over 2500 years of history, charting the evolving nature and role of peace throughout history. This volume, A Cultural History of Peace in the Medieval Age explores peace from 800 to 1450. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Peace set, this volume presents essays on the meaning of peace, peace movements, maintaining peace, peace in relation to gender, religion and war and representations of peace. A Cultural History of Peace in the Medieval Age is the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on peace in the medieval era.
Summary Book Review Jesus Through the Centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan:
Download or read book Jesus Through the Centuries written by Jaroslav Pelikan and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes Jesus Christ's changing image throughout history, from rabbi in the first century to liberator in the twentieth, and explains how each version has shaped its era socially, politically, economically, and culturally.
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Companion to Hugo Grotius by Randall Lesaffer:
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Hugo Grotius written by Randall Lesaffer and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-06-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cambridge Companion to Grotius offers a comprehensive overview of Hugo Grotius (1583–1645) for students, teachers, and general readers, while its chapters also draw upon and contribute to recent specialised discussions of Grotius' oeuvre and its later reception. Contributors to this volume cover the width and breadth of Grotius' work and thought, ranging from his literary work, including his historical, theological and political writing, to his seminal legal interventions. While giving these various fields a separate treatment, the book also delves into the underlying conceptions and outlooks that formed Grotius' intellectual map of the world as he understood it, and as he wanted it to become, giving a new political and religious context to his forays into international and domestic law.
Summary Book Review War, Peace, and Violence: Four Christian Views by Paul Copan:
Download or read book War, Peace, and Violence: Four Christian Views written by Paul Copan and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2022-09-13 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a world of war, terrorism, and constant threats to global stability, how should Christians honor Jesus Christ? Four experts in Christian ethics, political philosophy, and international affairs present four different views of just war, nonviolence, Christian realism, and church history, orienting readers to today's key positions.
Summary Book Review Truth and Irony by Terence J. Martin:
Download or read book Truth and Irony written by Terence J. Martin and published by CUA Press. This book was released on 2015-12-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tapping into selected works of Erasmus of Rotterdam, this book offers a series of philosophical meditations designed to retrieve and deploy a distinctively Erasmian manner of thinking - one that is capacious in its perception, agile in its judgments, and unsettling in its irony. In purpose, it takes a philosophical route, addressing perennial questions of self-knowledge - what we can know and how best to communicate what we take to be true, what we ought to do or how we should live, and what we might hope for or what would offer us fulfilment. In method, however, this work taps into the various strategies of irony at play in the works of Erasmus, looking for guidance in handling these age-old questions. What readers will find in Erasmus is a knack for playfully reversing appearances and realities, a penchant for pushing disturbing questions relentlessly to the limit, and a skill for juxtaposing oddly matched opposites. Again and again, Erasmus presses readers to rethink these fundamental questions with dexterity and nuance, ever ready to appreciate the surprising and unsettling upshot of ironic insight.
Summary Book Review The Causes of War by Alexander Gillespie:
Download or read book The Causes of War written by Alexander Gillespie and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-12-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the second volume of a projected five-volume series charting the causes of war from 3000 BCE to the present day, written by a leading international lawyer, and using as its principal materials the documentary history of international law, largely in the form of treaties and the negotiations which led up to them. These volumes seek to show why millions of people, over thousands of years, slew each other. In departing from the various theories put forward by historians, anthropologists and psychologists, Gillespie offers a different taxonomy of the causes of war, focusing on the broader settings of politics, religion, migrations and empire-building. These four contexts were dominant and often overlapping justifications during the first four thousand years of human civilisation, for which written records exist.
Summary Book Review The African American Challenge to Just War Theory by R. Cumming:
Download or read book The African American Challenge to Just War Theory written by R. Cumming and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-08-20 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this innovative treatment of the ethics of war, Ryan P. Cumming brings classical sources of just war theory into conversation with African American voices. The result is a new direction in just war thought that challenges dominant interpretations of just war theory by looking to the perspectives of those on the underside of history and politics.
Summary Book Review The Image before the Weapon by Helen M. Kinsella:
Download or read book The Image before the Weapon written by Helen M. Kinsella and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2011-05-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since at least the Middle Ages, the laws of war have distinguished between combatants and civilians under an injunction now formally known as the principle of distinction. The principle of distinction is invoked in contemporary conflicts as if there were an unmistakable and sure distinction to be made between combatant and civilian. As is so brutally evident in armed conflicts, it is precisely the distinction between civilian and combatant, upon which the protection of civilians is founded, cannot be taken as self-evident or stable. Helen M. Kinsella documents that the history of international humanitarian law itself admits the difficulty of such a distinction. In The Image before the Weapon, Kinsella explores the evolution of the concept of the civilian and how it has been applied in warfare. A series of discourses—including gender, innocence, and civilization—have shaped the legal, military, and historical understandings of the civilian and she documents how these discourses converge at particular junctures to demarcate the difference between civilian and combatant. Engaging with works on the law of war from the earliest thinkers in the Western tradition, including St. Thomas Aquinas and Christine de Pisan, to contemporary figures such as James Turner Johnson and Michael Walzer, Kinsella identifies the foundational ambiguities and inconsistencies in the principle of distinction, as well as the significant role played by Christian concepts of mercy and charity. She then turns to the definition and treatment of civilians in specific armed conflicts: the American Civil War and the U.S.-Indian wars of the nineteenth century, and the civil wars of Guatemala and El Salvador in the 1980s. Finally, she analyzes the two modern treaties most influential for the principle of distinction: the 1949 IV Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Times of War and the 1977 Protocols Additional to the 1949 Conventions, which for the first time formally defined the civilian within international law. She shows how the experiences of the two world wars, but particularly World War II, and the Algerian war of independence affected these subsequent codifications of the laws of war. As recognition grows that compliance with the principle of distinction to limit violence against civilians depends on a firmer grasp of its legal, political, and historical evolution, The Image before the Weapon is a timely intervention in debates about how best to protect civilian populations.
Summary Book Review Economic Theories of Peace and War by Fanny Coulomb:
Download or read book Economic Theories of Peace and War written by Fanny Coulomb and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-07-29 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: War often comes down to one thing: money. The role of economics in the study of both peace and war is arguably then the most important single factor when it comes to the study of defence. This excellent new book from Fanny Coulomb will be of interest not only to those involved in the burgeoning field of defence economics - it will also be of vital interest to students and academics from international relations, defence studies, philosophy and political science backgrounds.