Marc LiVecche

Marc LiVecche is the executive editor of Providence. He serves as the Class of 1958 Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the US Naval Academy. From the summer of 2018 to fall of 2020, he was the McDonald Research Scholar at the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, & Public Life, in residence at Christ Church, Oxford University.

Marc completed doctoral studies, earning distinction, 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. Another project, Responsibility and Restraint: James Turner Johnson and the Just War Tradition, co-edited with Eric Patterson, was published by Stone Tower Press in the fall of 2020. Currently, he is finalizing Moral Horror: A Just War Defense of Hiroshima. 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 rendered him entirely ill-suited for pacifism.

Marc lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife and children–and a marmota monax whistlepigging under the shed. He can be followed, or stalked, on twitter @mlivecche. Additional publications can be found at his Amazon author page.

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Marksism – No. 37: Locke and Burke

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Brad Littlejohn’s article about John Locke and his “appeal to heaven” reference and Mark Tooley’s interview with Allen Guelzo on whether American conservatives should look to Edmund Burke.

Marksism – No. 36: Nations and Repentance

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker’s article about how the nations appear in the Bible,…

Marksism – No. 35: On Human Rights, Nationalism, Northern Ireland, and Feeding Enemies
Marksism – No. 35: Human Rights, Nationalism, Northern Ireland, and Feeding Enemies

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Mark Tooley’s conversation with Nigel Biggar, a Presbyterian’s look at nationalism, Mark Melton’s review of a book on the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and Reinhold Niebuhr’s call for Christians to feed and clothe the defeated Germans in 1946.

Evangelical Political Theology Today

Here we are a few weeks after the events of January 6, and I think a lot of people are reeling from that, and I’m trying to understand that. Christian nationalism has been a hot topic of the late.

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Front Bortchen: January 31, 2021

On living left of boom and moving to contact; responding to the Holocaust, the problem of evil, and human freedom; and “Once an Eagle” and a objects of love

Marksism – No. 34: A Post-Religious Right and Religious Freedom after the Arab Spring
Marksism – No. 34: A Post-Religious Right and Religious Freedom after the Arab Spring

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss Tobias Cremer’s article about an emerging post-religious right in America and the US Capitol riot. They also cover Eric Patterson’s article about religious freedom in the Middle East ten years after the Arab Spring.

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Front Bortchen: January 24, 2021

Welcome to the launch of a new endeavor. At the start of each week, I’ll be offering brief reflections on…

Marksism – No. 33: Polarization, Civil Religion, and the Inauguration
Marksism – No. 33: Polarization, Civil Religion, and the Inauguration

In this week’s episode, the editors discuss Mark Haas’ article about polarization, and then cover the use of religion in…

Marksism – No. 32: Discussion on Capitol Riot Articles
Marksism – No. 32: A Discussion about America after the US Capitol Riot

In this episode of Marksism, the editors review recent articles Providence published about the riot at the US Capitol on…

Marksism – No. 31: Storming of the US Capitol
Marksism – No. 31: Storming of the US Capitol

In this episode of Marksism, the editors discuss the storming of the US Capitol and their articles on the topic….