War in the Twentieth Century

War in the Twentieth Century

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A timely anthology by Christian ethicists and ecclesial groups who are concerned with the justice of war in the 20th century. Seeking to sharpen our moral literacy about the ethics of war, Pope Pius XII, the Niebuhrs, and U.S. Catholic and Methodist bishops address ethical issues relevant to modern warfare--obliteration bombing, selective conscientious objection, and nuclear deterrence.For the most part, the conception of just-war criteria in this essay is independent of substantive views of justice. ... Paul Ramsey prefers to translate justum bellum as aquot;justified waraquot; rather than aquot;just war, aquot; in part because he does not think that aanbsp;...

Title:War in the Twentieth Century
Author:Richard Brian Miller
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 1992


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