Liberty and Power: A Dialogue on Religion and U. S. Foreign Policy in an Unjust World / Edition 1

Liberty and Power: A Dialogue on Religion and U. S. Foreign Policy in an Unjust World / Edition 1

by J. Bryan Hehir, Michael Walzer, Louise Richardson, Shibley Telham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815735456

ISBN-13: 9780815735458

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

What role should religion play in shaping and implementing U.S. foreign policy?

The dominant attitude over the last half century on the subject of religion and international relations was expressed well by Dean Acheson, Harry Truman's secretary of state: "Moral Talk was fine preaching for the Final Day of Judgment, but it was not a view I would entertain as a

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What role should religion play in shaping and implementing U.S. foreign policy?

The dominant attitude over the last half century on the subject of religion and international relations was expressed well by Dean Acheson, Harry Truman's secretary of state: "Moral Talk was fine preaching for the Final Day of Judgment, but it was not a view I would entertain as a public servant." Was Acheson right? How a nation "commits itself to freedom" has long been at the heart of debates about foreign aid, economic sanctions, and military intervention. Moral and faith traditions have much to say about what is required to achieve this end. And after September 11, no one can doubt the importance of religious beliefs in influencing relations among peoples and nations. The contributors to this volume come at the issue from very different perspectives and offer exceptional and unexpected insights on a question now at the forefront of American foreign policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815735458
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Pew Forum Dialogue Series on Religion and Public Life Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,093,064
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

The paradoxes of religion and foreign policy : an introduction1
Religion, realism, and just intervention11
Can there be a moral foreign policy?34
Fighting against terrorism and for justice53
Between faith and ethics71
When unilateralism is right and just95
"Morality is really hard"100

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