War and the American difference : theological reflections on violence and national identity / Stanley Hauerwas.
- ISBN: 9780801039294 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: xvii, 188 pages ; 23cm
- Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, 2011.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Summary, etc.:|| How are American identity and America's presence in the world shaped by war, and what does God have to do with it? Esteemed theologian Stanley Hauerwas helps readers reflect theologically on war, church, justice, and nonviolence in this compelling volume, exploring issues such as how America depends on war for its identity, how war affects the soul of a nation, the sacrifices that war entails, and why war is considered "necessary," especially in America. He also examines the views of nonviolence held by Martin Luther King Jr. and C. S. Lewis, how Jesus constitutes the justice of God, and the relationship between congregational ministry and Christian formation in America.
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