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Author Shadle, Matthew Allen, 1979-
Title The origins of war : a Catholic perspective / Matthew Allen Shadle.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2011.

Author Shadle, Matthew Allen, 1979-
Series Moral traditions series
Moral traditions series.
Subject Catholic Church -- Doctrines -- History.
War -- Religious aspects -- Catholic church -- History.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 246 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-230) and index.
Contents From the Bible to the Middle Ages -- The emergence of modernity -- Contemporary international relations theory -- Constructivism -- A Catholic perspective on the origins of war -- Twentieth-century Catholic thinkers -- The twentieth-century Popes and the Second Vatican Council -- Pope John Paul II -- Contemporary Catholics.
Summary Debate rages within the Catholic Church about the ethics of war and peace, but the simple question of why wars begin is too often neglected. Catholics' assumptions about the causes of conflict are almost always drawn uncritically from international relations theory -- a field dominated by liberalism, realism, and Marxism -- which is not always consistent with Catholic theology. In The Origins of War, Matthew A. Shadle examines several sources to better understand why war happens. His retrieval of biblical literature and the teachings of figures from church tradition sets the course for the bo.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781589017511 (electronic bk.)
158901751X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 720683890
Additional Format Print version: Shadle, Matthew Allen, 1979- Origins of war. Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2011 9781589017351 (DLC) 2010037036 (OCoLC)648934580