Religion and Justice in the War over Bosnia

Religion and Justice in the War over Bosnia

by G. Scott Davis
     
 

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This volume brings together a distinguished group of thinkers, working in ethics, religion and history, to explore moral and religious issues that underlie the violence in Bosnia. ********************************************************* This volume brings together a distinguished group of thinkers to explore the moral and religious issues that underlie the violence

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This volume brings together a distinguished group of thinkers, working in ethics, religion and history, to explore moral and religious issues that underlie the violence in Bosnia. ********************************************************* This volume brings together a distinguished group of thinkers to explore the moral and religious issues that underlie the violence and atrocities in Bosnia. From diverse academic and philosophical perspectives, the works of Jean Bethke Elshtain, James Turner Johnson, Michael Sells, John Kelsay, and G. Scott Davis will inform not just scholars of ethics, politics and religion, but everyone concerned with the prospects for justice in the post Cold War world.

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Library Journal
The introduction and five essays in this anthology consider the Bosnian war from the viewpoint of the theoretical "just war" tradition. Well-known theorists such as Paul Ramsey and Michael Walzer find little moral validity in Serbian justifications for the war and much cause for condemnation. Readers may find great value in the book's parenthetical themes, including use of the "Kosovo myth" as a pretext for genocide, the moral problem of siege warfare in a "just war," and the Muslim critique of Western rationality as a source of war. Nevertheless, the anthology suffers for the absence of a conclusion or documentary appendixes. A more comprehensive view emerges from This Time We Knew: Western Responses to Genocide in Bosnia (LJ 10/1/96). Recommended for larger university libraries and specialized collections. [See also Michael Sells's The Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia, LJ 10/1/96.Ed.]Zachary T. Irwin, Pennsylvania State Univ., Erie

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ISBN-13:
9780415915199
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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