War in the Christian Tradition

RGT6657HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/16
Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

One of the most controversial issues in the Christian tradition has been its attitude to violence of all kinds. In particular, Christian attitudes to war and peace have been analyzed and debated by almost all major Christian theologians throughout history. This course will look at Christian attitudes to - and the theological and ethical bases for- war, peace, and revolution. The course will begin with Scripture, continue by examining the viewpoints of figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Vitoria, Grotius, Calvin, Luther, among others, and also examine a variety of 20th and 21st century authors on the subject. Topics to be considered will include some of the following: just war, pacifism, realism, non-violence vs. non-resistance, revolution, civil war, peace-making, nuclear war, deterrence theories, total war doctrine, humanitarian intervention, and the responsibility to protect doctrine.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3657HS.

Schedule: Monday, 13:30 to 16:00
Instructors: John Berkman
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24

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