Just War

Stan Hauerwas on the realism (or lack thereof) of just war theory. Here’s the key point he makes:

That is why Christian realism requires the disavowal of war. Christians do not disavow war because it is often so horrible, but because war, in spite of its horror – or perhaps because it is so horrible – can be so morally compelling. That is why the church does not have an alternative to war. The church is the alternative to war.

An interesting take.

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