Moral Reflections on Foreign Policy in a Religious War

Moral Reflections on Foreign Policy in a Religious War

by Ronald H. Stone
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739127373

ISBN-13: 9780739127377

Pub. Date: 05/02/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

Moral Reflections on Foreign Policy in a Religious War argues that foreign policy thinkers and actors must take religion more seriously than they have in analysis and action. The tragedy of U.S. policy in Iraq is in part due to the dangers of ignoring religious conflicts in that country until it was too late, and then responding too awkwardly. Working as a

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Moral Reflections on Foreign Policy in a Religious War argues that foreign policy thinkers and actors must take religion more seriously than they have in analysis and action. The tragedy of U.S. policy in Iraq is in part due to the dangers of ignoring religious conflicts in that country until it was too late, and then responding too awkwardly. Working as a philosopher of religion and politics, Ronald H. Stone shows how unreflective religion in a dialogic relationship with power politics has proven hazardous in both the United States and the Middle East. Stone proposes policy changes for the United States and calls for reform in the ways that both politics and religion are understood. Moral Reflections on Foreign Policy in a Religious War is a book appropriate for all levels of students and anyone seeking to make sense of current events.

About the Author:
Ronald H. Stone is coeditor of Resistance and Theological Ethics, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739127377
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
05/02/2008
Pages:
130
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction     1
The Relationship of Ethics to International Politics     9
Just War and Jihad     27
Just Peacemaking Theory     37
Religion, Morality, and International Politics     47
On Speaking to Hezbollah and a Jewish Settler     59
War and Wisdom from Islam and Christianity     75
Reflections on the Role of Violence     91
Response to Terrorism and the War in Iraq     103
Index     119
About the Author     125

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