. Encourages discussion on timely topics of war, peace, and American empire
. Useful for congregational discussion groups
As Christians why have Lutherans always considered themselves within the "just war tradition" (JWT)? What do people mean by a "just war?" What are the moral criteria for justifiably going to war and fighting in war? How did these criteria come about? What about Christian pacifism? Can Lutheran congregations be peace churches and be within the JWT? What are the post-9/11 challenges for the JWT? These are the questions that we explore and address in this most timely book.
- Why Lutherans Stand within the Just War Tradition
- War Is Judged Twice: The Moral Criteria of the JWT
- Entwining Just War and Just Peacemaking
- Two Forms of the JWT: An Internal Argument
- Current and Future Challenges of the JWT
The book contains questions for reflection and is an excellent guide for congregational study groups.