Extra Resources: E 128 When is War Justified?

A number of the key classic texts in the Just War Tradition are now available online.
These include:

Recent Just War Writing

One of the most important contemporary writers in this area is James Turner Johnson. In addition to his book Morality and Contemporary Warfare he has a number of works available on-line:

Another strong and clear exponent of Christian just war thinking who has spoken in favour of pre-emption is the Roman Catholic writer George Weigel:

Other good just war reflections include:

  • Good Wars by Darrell Cole
  • Just War an exchange between Paul J. Griffiths and George Weigel

Sites providing resources from a more pacifist/non-violence perspective include:

Among sites containing various resources and links are:

  • The Just Cause - this describes itself as 'exploring issues of peace, war, justice and freedom through the eyes of faith'
  • War and Terrorism - part of the Faithmaps site this links to a number of articles on evil, suffering, just war and pacifism.
  • War, Peace, and Military Ethics - the section of the Ethics Updates site providing links and bibliography across the whole area of war and ethics in the military. 

Different US evangelical perspectives can be found covering:

On the horrors of modern war see Crimes of War

Modern War

Among the sites which cover modern military action from a US perspective are:  

Author: Andrew Goddard

The Revd Canon Dr Andrew Goddard studied PPE and Theology at Oxford University, completing a doctorate in Christian political thought. He has taught ethics at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and Trinity College, Bristol. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE) and Assistant Minister, St James the Less, Pimlico where his wife, Lis, is Vicar. His most recent books are ‘Good Disagreement? Grace and Truth in a Divided Church’ (edited with Andrew Atherstone) and ‘Rowan Williams: His Legacy,’ both with Lion Hudson.

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