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The Resource Offering hospitality : questioning Christian approaches to war, Caron E. Gentry, (electronic resource)

Offering hospitality : questioning Christian approaches to war, Caron E. Gentry, (electronic resource)

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Offering hospitality : questioning Christian approaches to war
Title
Offering hospitality
Title remainder
questioning Christian approaches to war
Statement of responsibility
Caron E. Gentry
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Offering Hospitality: Questioning Christian Approaches to War, Caron E. Gentry reflects on the predominant strands of American political theology--Christian realism, pacifism, and the just war tradition--and argues that Christian political theologies on war remain, for the most part, inward-looking and resistant to criticism from opposing viewpoints. In light of the new problems that require choices about the use of force--genocide, terrorism, and failed states, to name just a few--a rethinking of the conventional arguments about just war and pacifism is timely and important. Gentry's insightful perspective marries contemporary feminist and critical thought to prevailing theories, such as Christian realism represented in the work of Reinhold Niebuhr and the pacifist tradition of Stanley Hauerwas. She draws out the connection between hospitality in postmodern literature and hospitality as derived from the Christian conception of agape, and relates the literature on hospitality to the Christian ethics of war. She contends that the practice of hospitality, incorporated into the jus ad bellum criterion of last resort, would lead to a "better peace." Gentry's critique of Christian realism, pacifism, and the just war tradition through an engagement with feminism is unique, and her treatment of failed states as a concrete security issue is practical. By asking multiple audiences--theologians, feminists, postmodern scholars, and International Relations experts--to grant legitimacy and credibility to each other's perspectives, she contributes to a reinvigorated dialogue. "--
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Gentry, Caron E
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • War
  • Pacifism
  • Agape
  • Just war doctrine
Label
Offering hospitality : questioning Christian approaches to war, Caron E. Gentry, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-176) and index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 182 pages)
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online
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Isbn
9780268010485
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2013022546
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001000454
Label
Offering hospitality : questioning Christian approaches to war, Caron E. Gentry, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-176) and index
Control code
ssj0001000454
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 182 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780268010485
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013022546
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001000454

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