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Justice & Peace: A Christian Primer / Edition 2
     

Justice & Peace: A Christian Primer / Edition 2

by J. Milburn Thompson, Joseph Milburn Thompson
 

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ISBN-10: 1570754616

ISBN-13: 9781570754616

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Orbis Books

Thoroughly revised and updated this new edition of a popular classroom text has added substantial discussions of globalization, ethno-nationalist conflict, terrorism, and conflicts in the Middle East, plus a list of web sites along with study questions for each chapter, maps, tables, figures and sidebars with topics for reflection.

Overview

Thoroughly revised and updated this new edition of a popular classroom text has added substantial discussions of globalization, ethno-nationalist conflict, terrorism, and conflicts in the Middle East, plus a list of web sites along with study questions for each chapter, maps, tables, figures and sidebars with topics for reflection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570754616
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised & Expanded
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
547,491
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Objectives and Audience1
Revisions to the First Edition4
Acknowledgments4
1The Twenty-First Century: How Did We Get Here?7
Colonialism8
Commemorating Columbus8
Europe Colonizes the World9
Phase 11500-18159
Phase 21815-194512
Phase 3The United States Emerges as a Neo-Colonial Power in the Twentieth Century15
The Industrial Revolution17
When Britain Was the World's Workshop17
Future Shock20
Trends at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century23
Great Powers and Empire23
The Cold War24
The End of the Cold War25
A Wave of Democracy Sweeping the Globe26
Globalization26
Conclusion27
Study Questions27
2Poverty and Development29
The Human Face of Poverty29
The Gap between the North and the South32
Measuring Poverty and Development34
Globalization: Promise and Peril35
Overcoming Poverty38
Multi-National Corporations and Investment38
Foreign Aid43
Trade and NAFTA46
The Debt Crisis and Jubilee 200049
Domestic Inequity and Human Development51
The Millennium Development Goals54
Poverty and the United States Economy55
Health-Care Reform56
Welfare Reform57
Poverty and Conflict59
Study Questions60
3Population Explosion, Resource Depletion, and Environmental Destruction62
Values and Concepts63
Population Explosion64
Resource Depletion70
Energy: The Master Resource70
Forests and Biodiversity73
Fresh Water and Ocean Fisheries75
Land and Food Security78
Atmospheric Pollution79
Ozone Depletion79
Global Warming80
Nuclear Power83
Waste Disposal84
Environment, Conflict, and Security86
Sustainable Development?88
Study Questions90
4Human Rights92
History and Context93
The United States97
The Meaning of Human Rights99
Cultural Relativism102
Discrimination against Women103
Race, Religion, Caste107
Discrimination against Homosexuals111
Conclusion112
Study Questions112
5Conflict and War114
Ethno-Nationalist Conflict and Humanitarian Intervention115
When Nations Want to Become States116
Christian Ethics and the Idolatry of Nationalism119
The Global Landscape of Conflict and War121
The Middle East122
Israel/Palestine122
Iraq124
The Kurds125
Europe126
Northern Ireland126
The Balkan Peninsula128
Kosovo130
Chechnya131
Asia132
Sri lanka132
Kashmir132
Africa134
Latin America138
Is Humanitarian Intervention Justified?138
A Moral Response to Terrorism143
Just Peacemaking and Terrorism145
Conclusion146
Study Questions147
6Weapons and Disarmament149
Nuclear Matters150
Lest We Forget: Unimaginable Destruction151
Nuclear Proliferation153
Arms Control156
Missile Defense158
Deterrence or Disarmament?160
Chemical and Biological Weapons163
Chemical Weapons163
Biological Weapons165
Land Mines165
Fuel to the Fire: The Trade in Conventional Arms167
The Arms Trade167
Curtailing the Arms Trade170
U.S. Military Spending170
Study Questions174
7Peace and Security in the Twenty-First Century175
From Realism to Comprehensive Security176
A Principled Foreign Policy for a Just World Order178
Diplomacy179
Sustainable Development181
Democratization182
Demilitarization182
Study Questions185
8Christian Faith, Jesus, and Catholic Social Teaching186
Christian Faith186
Jesus and the Spirit187
The Politics of Compassion187
An Inclusive Early Church189
Jesus' Third Way190
Catholic Social Teaching194
Study Questions204
9Christian Citizenship and Resources for Involvement205
Resources for Involvement and Information212
Organizations212
Economic Justice213
Environment/Ecology214
Human Rights215
Peace and Disarmament216
Catholic Social Teaching216
Projects217
For Further Information and Study217
Periodicals and Journals218
Books218
Web Sites220
Study Questions221
Notes223
Index267

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