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Lines in the sand : justice and the Gulf War

Author: Alan F Geyer; Barbara G Green
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/John Knox Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on moral issues surrounding the Persian Gulf War ; presents a case study of foreign policy, military policy, moral argument, and religious discourse, and argues that the "just war" tradition offers only partial aid for Christian reflection in matters of war and peace.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Geyer, Alan F.
Lines in the sand.
Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/John Knox Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)606221369
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan F Geyer; Barbara G Green
ISBN: 0664253016 9780664253011
OCLC Number: 24630384
Description: 187 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Kermit D. Johnson --
1. Ethics and Desert Storm --
2. Just Cause? The Roots of Conflict --
3. Just Cause? Questions of Complicity --
4. Just Intent? War Aims in the Gulf --
5. Last Resort? The Miles of Peace --
6. Legitimate Authority? War Powers in Desert Storm --
7. Prospect of Success? Expectations of Victory --
8. Discrimination? Scrupulous Conduct in War --
9. Proportionality? Truth About the Consequences --
10. Toward a Just Peace.
Responsibility: Alan Geyer and Barbara G. Green.

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Based on the debates of bishops, church councils, and scholars who reflected on policy alternatives and theological and ethical perspectives on the Gulf crisis, the authors focus on moral issues  Read more...

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