The Rise of Violent, Revolutionary Ideology in the 20th Century and its Christian Realist Tonic.
Eric PattersonNovember 2, 2022
While Orthodox Christianity lacks the historical tradition of just war theory to criticize war, it does have a theological resource it could draw upon to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: personhood.
Lee TrepanierMay 25, 2022
Numbers and statistics can desensitize students of war to real tragedy. But Keefe’s focus on Jean McConville’s murder in Say Nothing gives readers a detailed examination of the Troubles while reminding them of the victims.
Mark MeltonFebruary 9, 2021
Mob violence cannot be tolerated, and when threatened should be met with overwhelming force—as a deterrent, and with proportional and discriminant force, or “reciprocal violence” if you prefer—without apology, with far less concern for “optics,” and without any concern for the ideology of the mob if deterrence fails.
Keith PavlischekJanuary 20, 2021
What happened yesterday at the US Capitol Building was a national tragedy. But it was not an entirely novel event; rather, it was part of tragically destructive trajectory.
Marc LiVeccheJanuary 7, 2021
Regardless of what happens to Kyle Rittenhouse in the courts, treating vigilantes like heroes sets a dangerous precedent.
Mark MeltonSeptember 28, 2020
The reclamation of a two-kingdom theology is a first step toward more careful and responsible thinking about issues such as Harry Truman’s decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Dean C. CurryAugust 5, 2020
William Brodrick’s “A Whispered Name” is a lyrical reflection on responsibility, judgment, grief, the elusiveness of justice, reconciliation, and human longing.
Marc LiVeccheMay 4, 2020
For Providence readers, there are three topics of particular interest from the Prodigal Prophet’s second half: justice, politics, and patriotism.
Mark MeltonJuly 31, 2019