The events of September 11th and the war on terrorism have changed the way in which we think about war. Is the Christian philosophy of the “Just War” still relevant to our times? How can it be applied to the combined threats of terrorism, rogue regimes, and weapons of mass destruction? If the theory is no longer useful, where will the church find guidance on issues of War and peace?
Charles Reed explores the church and the of the “Just War” tradition in the two Iraq Wars, and emerges with startling conclusions. By altering the theory to fit their own perspectives, church leaders constantly missed the opportunity to engage in useful public debate.
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