Ethics and the Wars of Insurgency: Somalia to Syria

Ethics and the Wars of Insurgency: Somalia to Syria

by Kenneth L. Vaux


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Ethics of Wars of Insurgency is my fifth study on ""the ethics of war and peace."" It spans a twenty-year period of perplexing war and peace history focusing on the theological and ethical aspects of American foreign policy analysis from Somalia to Rwanda to Bosnia, concluding with present activities involving Syria--and the concurrent events of ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This study highlights the theological themes of prophecy and biblical teaching and the ethical themes of human rights, violence, and peacemaking. The thesis of Ethics and the Wars of Insurgency is that only theological and ethical analysis can fathom the depths of meaning and appropriate action in these vital areas of policy and strategy in American and world affairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625641830
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/10/2014
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kenneth L. Vaux is Professor Emeritus in Theology and Ethics at Garrett Seminary and Fellow at the Divinity Faculty in Cambridge. For Wipf and Sock, he has authored Ethics and the War on Terrorism (2002) and America in God's World (2009).

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 The Heritage and Destiny of the Somalian People: Etiology and Eschatology as Ethical Norms 1

2 Nationhood and Anthropogenic Famine: How History and Biology Have Shaped the Somali Crisis 11

3 Ecology and Economy: Apocalypse and Hunger 23

4 Just War and International Law: Axiology and the Search for a New Morality of the Common Good 31

5 Ethnic Eviction: Fratricide And Genocide: Anthropology, Psychology and Violence 45

6 Theology, Polity, and the Pacific Vision: Futuristic Hope, Pastoral Restoration, and the Glimpse of a New World Order of Human Rights and Fulfillment 55

Addendum: American Led Attack on Syria? (September 2013) 137

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