The last essential requirement for a just war is to have a properly oriented set of intentions. These include rescue, justice, punishment, peace, and victory
Marc LiVeccheMay 22, 2023
Just War encompasses two overlapping but distinct forms of justice. Complex questions of desert accompany both, sometimes tragically.
Marc LiVeccheMay 6, 2023
The presence of certain kinds of evil in the world–including aggression against the innocent–signal the possibility that war must be.
Marc LiVeccheApril 29, 2023
The just war tradition offers a view of politics conceiving of sovereignty as a moral responsibility through the just causes of war can be met and overcome.
Marc LiVeccheJanuary 28, 2023
As should already be clear from this series’ first three essays (here, here, and here), the Christian realist just war…
Marc LiVeccheJanuary 16, 2023
Thomas Aquinas is a pivotal thinker — historically and conceptually — in the development of the Christian realist just war tradition
Marc LiVeccheDecember 22, 2022
The Christian realist just war tradition is primarily concerned with aiding reflection on how to meet the obligations of of love through, not despite, war
Marc LiVeccheDecember 15, 2022
The first in a series, this introductory essay grounds the historical development of just war tradition in Christian moral and political responsibility
Marc LiVeccheDecember 9, 2022