Just War Tradition

Just War and Jihad

Within both Christianity and Islam there are theological disputes around when the use of military force is permitted

What “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” Gets Right and Wrong About Killing

The major difference between Guy Ritchie’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare(MUW) and the historical operation that the film depicts is the…

Dignitas Infinita Betrays Catholic Just War Doctrine 

Pope Francis has taken direct aim at the Catholic doctrine of Just War in “Dignitas Infinita”

Starship Troopers: Heinlein’s Classic Realism

The novel Starship Troopers (1959) remains a classic of realist political philosophy in the democratic tradition

Leaving Home to Fight for Peace 

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.

Was Jesus a Pacifist?
The Holy Week Reader—Monday: A Savior Who Overturns Tables

The cleansing of the temple reveals the character of our Messiah and is a model for those who would follow him.

Just War 101 – E10: Necessity is Necessary

In war, “necessity” can be a reason to restrain fighting as well as a justification for it

The Tragic Paradox of Military Ethics

Tragically, self-imposed restraints on the use of violence tend towards prolonging evil, not minimizing it

J. Daryl Charles Christianity & National Security 2023

J. Daryl Charles’ lecture at Christianity & National Security 2023. J. Daryl Charles discusses justice, neighborly love, and great power…

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