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Author Meagher, Robert E.,
Title Killing from the inside out : moral injury and just war / Robert Emmet Meagher ; foreword by Stanley Hauerwas ; afterword by Jonathan Shay.
Imprint Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2014]

Subject War neuroses.
War -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Veterans -- Mental health -- United States.
Post-traumatic stress disorder.
War -- Psychological aspects.
Just war doctrine.
Armed Conflicts -- ethics.
Armed Conflicts -- psychology.
Veterans -- psychology.
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic.
United States.
Alt Name Hauerwas, Stanley, 1940-
Shay, Jonathan,
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 161 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-158) and index.
Contents Introduction: moral injury then and now -- Ancient Greece: warriors and lovers -- Killing: moral agency and pollution -- Imperial Rome: warriors and believers -- Christian Rome: warriors and saints -- Medieval Christianity: warriors and monks -- Early modern Europe: warriors and lawyers -- Conclusion: beyond just war.
Summary Armies know all about killing. It is what they do, and ours does it more effectively than most. We are painfully coming to realize, however, that we are also especially good at killing our own ''from the inside out, '' silently, invisibly. In every major war since Korea, more of our veterans have taken their lives than have lost them in combat. The latest research, rooted in veteran testimony, reveals that the most severe and intractable PTSD -- fraught with shame, despair, and suicide -- stems from ''moral injury.'' But how can there be rampant moral injury in what our military, our government, our churches, and most everyone else call just wars? At the root of our incomprehension lies just war theory -- developed, expanded, and updated across the centuries to accommodate the evolution of warfare, its weaponry, its scale, and its victims. Any serious critique of war, as well any true attempt to understand the profound, invisible wounds it inflicts, will be undermined from the outset by the unthinking and all-but-universal acceptance of just war doctrine. Killing from the Inside Out radically questions that theory, examines its legacy, and challenges us to look beyond it, beyond just war.-- Source other than Library of Congress.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781630874520 (electronic bk.)
1630874523 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 892105416
Additional Format Print version: Meagher, Robert Emmet. Killing from the inside out 9781625646927 (OCoLC)891126946