Reading Augustine
Reading Augustine

Augustine’s influence runs deep and broad through Western Christian doctrine and ethics. This paper focuses on two particular examples of this influence: his thinking on political order and on just war.

Is the Catholic Church About To Abandon Its Just War Teaching?

No – though The National Catholic Reporter would apparently like you to think it is.

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A Roman Catholic Conference on Nonviolence & Just Peace

A three day conference in Rome, co-convened by a Vatican council and Catholic peacemakers groups, is taking another look at an old debate

Augustine of Hippo by Sandro Botticelli
Christian Ethics & the Realm of Statecraft: Divisions, Cross-Currents, & the Search for Connections

In what follows I will first lay out some of the most important obstacles, the challenges they pose, their respective weaknesses, and some thoughts on opportunities they offer; then I will offer some thoughts on how best to bring Christianity into engagement with American foreign policy.