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

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

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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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Author
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
Dewey number
261.8/73
Index
index present
LC call number
BT736.2
LC item number
.G39 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Agape
  • Just war doctrine
  • Pacifism
  • War
Label
Offering hospitality : questioning Christian approaches to war, Caron E. Gentry, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10764966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (197 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268080754
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Offering hospitality : questioning Christian approaches to war, Caron E. Gentry, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10764966
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (197 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268080754
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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