Daniel Strand

Daniel Strand

Daniel Strand is a professor who teaches courses on the just war tradition, ethics and leadership, and contemporary political ethics. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Arizona State University (2015-19) in the History Department and the Program in Political History and Leadership. Strand’s research interests include the political and moral theology of Augustine of Hippo and the Augustinian tradition, ethics and foreign policy, the just war tradition, bioethics, and moral theory. He is the author of the forthcoming Gods of the Nations (Cambridge University Press), a historical study of Augustine’s political theology in The City of God. He has published articles and book chapters on Augustine of Hippo, Hannah Arendt, and the ethics of euthanasia. He is a contributing editor at Providence. He received his BA from the University of Minnesota, MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and PhD in religion and ethics from the University of Chicago.

True North, Ep. 3 | Lessons from World War II

Marking the end of the Second World War, Daniel Strand and Marc LiVecche reflect on the lessons of that great…

Christians Need Responsible Thinking on Artificial Intelligence
Christians Need Responsible Thinking on Artificial Intelligence

Christians need a big dose of realism. AI is not going away any time soon, nor should it. Most of the ways that AI is deployed are immensely beneficial and non-threatening.

True North (S1, E2): Tragedy, Rules, and the Moral Life

Following on from episode one’s discussion of the bombing of Hiroshima, Daniel Strand and Marc LiVecche discuss reactions and counterarguments…

True North, Ep. 1 | Moral Horror: A Moral Defense of the Bombing of Hiroshima
True North, Ep. 1 | Moral Horror: A Moral Defense of the Bombing of Hiroshima

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic devastation of the Japanese city of Hiroshima, which helped bring about the…

Introduction to the True North Series

True North is a new webinar series by Providence editors Marc LiVecche and Daniel Strand exploring the intersection of Christian realism…

Protestants Need a Better Response to Catholic Integralism

In this video Daniel Strand discusses what Catholic integralism is, how it is arguably the original Christian political theology, its…

Catholic Integralism Should Not Be Dismissed

Rather than taking each other’s strongest arguments, people arguing over Catholic Integralism often defeat straw men or completely dodge arguments. This does not advance the conversation so that learning and mutual edification may occur.

Are We All Christians Now? A Review of Tom Holland’s Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World
Are We All Christians Now? A Review of Tom Holland’s Dominion

Tom Holland, author of the recently published “Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World,” has done a great service to current discussions on the relationship between Christianity and Western civilization.

The Bible is Not Enough: Evangelical Thinking about Nuclear Weapons is Confused
The Bible is Not Enough: Evangelical Thinking about Nuclear Weapons is Confused

What does the Bible teach us about nuclear weapons treaties? Nothing. That’s right. Nothing. If one scours their Bibles, they will find not one single passage that tells us what God thinks about nuclear non-proliferation treaties.

Ten Theses on Christian Realism: A Reply to Scott McKnight
Ten Theses on Christian Realism: A Reply to Scot McKnight

Scott McKnight recently posted a blog on Christian realism quoting long sections from Lee Camp’s new manifesto Scandalous Witness. Daniel Strand responds.