War in the Christian Tradition
College: Regis College
Instructor 1: Berkman, John
Basic degree students enrol in RGT3657HS
Date Cancelled: 
Jun 15, 2014
Course Code: 
RGT6657HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

One of the most controversial issues in the Christian tradition has been its attitude to violence of all kinds. In particular, Christian attitudes to war and peace have been analyzed and debated by almost all major Christian theologians throughout history. This course will look at Christian attitudes to - and the theological and ethical bases for- war, peace, and revolution. The course will begin with Scripture, continue by examining the viewpoints of figures such as Augustine, Aquinas, Vitoria, Grotius, Calvin, Luther, among others, and also examine a variety of 20th and 21st century authors on the subject. Topics to be considered will include some of the following: just war, pacifism, realism, non-violence vs. non-resistance, revolution, civil war, peace-making, nuclear war, deterrence theories, total war doctrine, humanitarian intervention, and the responsibility to protect doctrine.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2014
Start Time: 
13:30
End Time: 
16:00
Schedule: 
Mon
Minimum: 
0
Maximum: 
24
Teaching Method: 
Seminars
Means of Evaluation: