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By Perry T. Hamalis,Valerie A. Karras

ISBN-10: 0268102775

ISBN-13: 9780268102777

Many areas of the area whose histories contain battle and violent clash have or as soon as had powerful ties to Orthodox Christianity. but coverage makers, spiritual leaders, and students usually forget Orthodoxy’s assets once they examine the demanding situations of war.

Through essays written by way of sought after Orthodox students within the fields of bible study, church historical past, Byzantine reports, theology, patristics, political technological know-how, ethics, and biology, Orthodox Christian views on War provides and examines the Orthodox tradition’s nuanced and certain insights at the that means and demanding situations of struggle with a watch towards their modern relevance. This quantity is established in 3 elements: “Confronting the current Day Reality,” “Reengaging Orthodoxy’s Tradition,” and “Constructive instructions in Orthodox Theology and Ethics.” each one exemplifies the price of interdisciplinary mirrored image on “war” and the opportunity of the jap Orthodox culture to augment ecumenical and interfaith discussions surrounding battle in either family and overseas contexts.

The participants don't enhance a unmarried account of “the that means of struggle” or a complete and normative stance purporting to be “the Orthodox Christian educating on war.” in its place, this assortment provides the breadth and intensity of Orthodox Christian inspiration in a manner that engages Orthodox and non-Orthodox readers alike. as well as delivering clean assets for everybody of fine will to appreciate, hinder, and reply faithfully to struggle, this ebook will entice Christian theologians who specialise in ethics, to libraries of educational associations, and to students of war/peace experiences, diplomacy, and Orthodox thought.

Contributors: Peter C. Bouteneff, George Demacopoulos, John Fotopoulos, Brandon Gallaher, Perry T. Hamalis, Valerie A. Karras, Alexandros okay. Kyrou, Aristotle Papanikolaou, Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Nicolae Roddy, James C. Skedros, Andrew Walsh, and Gayle E. Woloschak.

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