Marc LiVecche

Marc LiVecche is the executive editor of Providence. From the summer of 2018 to fall of 2020, he is the McDonald Research Scholar at the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, & Public Life at Christ Church, Oxford University. For the 2020-2021 academic year, he will be a research fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the US Naval Academy.

Prior to these roles, he completed doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, where he worked under the supervision of the political theorist and public intellectual Jean Bethke Elshtain, until her death in August, 2013. His first book, The Good Kill: Just War & Moral Injury, will be published in early 2021 by Oxford University Press. James Turner Johnson: Just War Historian, co-edited with Eric Patterson, examines the professional life of Jim Johnson and will be released this fall by Stone Tower Press. Before all this academic stuff, Marc spent twelve years doing a variety of things in Central Europe—ranging from helping build sport and recreational leagues in post-communist communities, to working at a Christian study and research center, to leading seminars on history and ethics onsite at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp in Poland. This latter experience allowed him to continue his undergraduate study of the Shoah; a process which helped permanently inoculate him against pacifism.

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…

Christian Reflection on Hiroshima/Nagasaki 75th Anniversary

Next month is the 75th anniversary of the USA atomic strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Here’s my conversation with two…

Marksism | Episode 6: A 2020 and 1968 Comparison, Supreme Court Rulings, and Mainline Decline
Marksism | Episode 6: A 2020 and 1968 Comparison, Supreme Court Rulings, and Mainline Decline

In the sixth episode of Marksism series on June 26, 2020, editors Mark Tooley, Mark Melton, and Marc LiVecche speak…

Marksism | Episode 5: A Discussion on Holland’s Dominion and More

In the fifth episode of the weekly series of Marksism, Mark Tooley and Marc LiVecche discuss British historian Tom Holland’s…

Racism in America from a Christian Perspective: A Conversation with Derryck Green, Part 2

Here is the second part of Marc LiVecche’s talk with Derryck Green. To watch the first part, click here. Christian…

Marksism | Episode 4: Hope vs. Despair, Race Relations, Ongoing COVID-19, and More

In the fourth episode of the weekly series of Marksism, editors Mark Tooley, Mark Melton, and Marc LiVecche begin by…

Racism, Christianity, and Black Lives Matter: A Conversation with Derryck Green, Part 1

Christian realism argues that the right to political sovereignty rests not on simply wielding power in a geographically defined area,…

Marksism | Episode 3: George Floyd, Protests, and More

In the third episode of the weekly series of Marksism, editors Mark Tooley, Mark Melton, and Marc LiVecche discuss the…

Restraint and Resolve: Christian Realism and the Requirements of Courage - George Floyd - Just War Tradition
Restraint and Resolve: Christian Realism and the Requirements of Courage

Through a Christian realist lens, the police officer’s mission closely corresponds to the just war tradition’s aim of promoting order, justice, and peace. Marc LiVecche reviews how the police failed in the killing of George Floyd.