Middlebury

RELI0396

War and Peace and Christianity

War, Peace, and Christian America ET, WT
Many Christians have argued that war is morally justifiable in certain circumstances, while others have maintained that killing of any kind, even in the name of the state, is wrong. In this seminar we will examine the theological roots of pacifist, just-war, and crusader perspectives, and then consider how Christian interpretations of political violence have been used to support or dissent from American armed conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to the War in Iraq. Throughout the course, we will ask how American views on war have been shaped by the persistent interpretation of the U.S. as a “Christian nation.” 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Religion
Department:
Religion
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
HIS PHL

Sections

Spring 2016

RELI0396A-S16 Seminar

Fall 2013

RELI0396A-F13 Seminar (Davis)

Spring 2008

RELI0396A-S08 Seminar (Davis)

Spring 2004

RELI0396A-S04 Seminar (Davis)