War, Peace And God: Rethinking the Just-war Tradition (Lutheran Voices)

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What do people mean by a "just war"? What are the moral criteria for justifiably going to war and fighting in war? Can Lutheran congregations be peace churches and be within the JWT? These are the important questions explored and addressed in this timely book. Includes additional resources and questions for reflection and discussion.

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Gary M. Simpson is professor of systematic theology at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Critical Social Theory: Prophetic Reasoning, Civil Society, and Christian Imagination (Fortress Press, 2002, 978-0-8006-2916-8).

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Discussions about war usually generate a lot of heat but not much light. Not so with Simpson s book. Simpson brings this lively tradition of moral reflection on war and peace into the twenty-first century, examining how threats of nuclear war, terrorism, and imperialism enter the conversations that comprise the tradition of thinking about just war. The result is sobering, satisfying, and above all wise. --Martha Stortz, Professor of Historical Theology and Ethics, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California.

Professor Simpson s clear and elegant outline of just-war teachings and their contemporary relevance deserve the attention of every thoughtful citizen. Of particular importance are his attempts to relate classical Lutheran perspectives on war and peace to the contemporary threat of global terrorism, and to the challenges of just peacemaking in a world divided by ethnic passions, poverty, and cruel injustice. His intelligent and compassionate responses to these challenges are worthy of careful study and reflection. --George R. Lucas, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Navy and National Programs, The Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

Professor Simpson s clear and elegant outline of just-war teachings and their contemporary relevance deserve the attention of every thoughtful citizen. Of particular importance are his attempts to relate classical Lutheran perspectives on war and peace to the contemporary threat of global terrorism, and to the challenges of just peacemaking in a world divided by ethnic passions, poverty, and cruel injustice. His intelligent and compassionate responses to these challenges are worthy of careful study and reflection. --George R. Lucas, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Navy and National Programs, The Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.

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