|出版者：Rowman & Littlefield|
|I S B N：157075649X|
英文摘要：Just War, Lasting Peace succeeds splendidly in the task of helping us reflect on the ethics of war. A joint project of the U.S. Jesuit Conference and the Woodstock Theological Center in Washington, D.C., it draws from presentations and conversations among dozens of participants at a daylong conference held at Georgetown University in November 2003. Its nine chapters cover such topics as the history of warfare, the varieties of just-war theory and nonviolence, moral principles appropriate to this age of terrorism, the role of forgiveness in politics and the promise of interreligious dialogue regarding peacemaking . . .
. . . No other currently available book accomplishes all that is found in this volume in such an accessible way. Two strengths of this work particularly recommend it. First, there is much reliable information presented in a rich variety of formats, including short and longer selections from the 2003 conference proceedings. The editors provide a series of helpful “framing” essays and even well-placed informative sidebars inserted throughout the text. Second, the book is eminently user-friendly and lends itself well to classroom and reading group adaptation. Each chapter includes suggestions for reflection and practical application. Two appendices offer a number of group activities, case studies and lists of such cultural resources as literature and films about war, complete with discussion questions to spark dialogue about the challenge of peacemaking in our time