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RELI0396

War and Peace and Christianity

War and Peace in Christian Thought ET, WT
Both pacifism and just war thinking have deep roots in the Christian tradition. Important figures in Christian history have argued that in certain circumstances war may be a regrettable but justifiable engagement, while others have maintained that killing of any kind, even in the name of the state, is wrong. This seminar will look at the historical development of both approaches to war and peace in Christian thought, from the early church to the present day. Figures and movements we will encounter will include Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, the Quakers, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Martin Luther King. 3 hrs. sem. (RELI 0130, RELI 0190, or by approval)
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
HIS PHL

Sections

Fall 2013

RELI0396A-F13 Seminar (Davis)

Spring 2008

RELI0396A-S08 Seminar (Davis)

Spring 2004

RELI0396A-S04 Seminar (Davis)