After The Smoke Clears Pb Paperback
The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice
by Mark J. Allman; Tobias L. Winwright;
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After The Smoke Clears Pb
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Beginning with an overview of the development of just war theory, After the Smoke Clears focuses on the period that ensues: the need for accountability, reconciliation (actual peacemaking), punishment, restitution, and restoration. Of particular concern are environmental concerns such as landmines and land contamination that pose dangers to generations to come
After The Smoke Clears Pb by Mark J. Allman; Tobias L. Winwright was published by Orbis Books in November 2010. The ISBN for After The Smoke Clears Pb is 9781570758591.
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After the Smoke ClearsBarry Vendy, via The Good Book Stall
The authors describe themselves as Christians who are “deeply moved and troubled” by the absence of a “just peace in the aftermath of conflicts” such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan. They view Christians and the Church as called to “foster and promote a just peace after the smoke clears for all those whom violent conflict affects”. Chapter 1 gives a very helpful overview of the Just War Tradition in terms of jus ad bellum (justice before war) and jus in bello (justice during war), with frequent references to Plato and Cicero, Augustine and Aquinas, and such moderns as Walter Wink and John Howard Yoder, Paul Ramsey and Pope John Paul II, plus many others. (The book comes from a Roman Catholic background – though not narrowly so – and most of its illustrations come from the U.S.). Allman and Winright then go on to devote most of the book to a third aspect, namely jus post bellum (establishing a just and lasting post-war peace). They hold that this, while it may have been ‘nascent’ (their word) in the tradition, has not received the attention it deserves. They consider in some enlightening detail each of the four principal categories of Jus Post Bellum - just cause, reconciliation, punishment and restoration. It is not an ‘ivory tower’ discussion, but covers such down to earth matters as mercenaries and war crimes trials, cluster bombs and land mines. This book has been written in the hope of becoming “a lasting and integral component of Christian theological reflection on just war”, and I have no hesitation in recommending it to you.
An explanation of terms used, on pages 16 and 17, is very useful!
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|Page last updated||4th January 2017|
|Author / Artist||Mark J. Allman; Tobias L. Winwright|
|Publisher||Orbis Books (November 2010)|
|Number of Pages||160|