Just War Tradition

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…

Eric Patterson Christianity & National Security 2023

Eric Patterson’s lecture at Christianity & National Security 2023.

Eric Patterson discusses the just war tradition, the Augustine nature of Christian realism, and international order. The following is a transcript of the event.

“Proportionality” and Israel’s Plight

The difference between immoral revenge and lawful retribution is in the principle of proportionality

Just War in One Principle: The Reality of Sin

There are many arguments in favor of Just War Theory, but none so potent as the reality of human sinfulness

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Just War 101 — E9: Prudence; or, Reality (Sometimes) Bites

Just war morality demands that ethical judgements must take into account certain cold, unrelenting, and frustratingly immovable facts. Wisdom matters.

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part IV: The Dismal Ethics of Revolutionary Violence

Revolutionary violence is never ethically justified

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part III: The American War for Independence

Part 3 of Eric Patterson’s series on Just War

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