Moral Warriors, Moral Wounds: The Ministry of the Christian Ethic

Moral Warriors, Moral Wounds: The Ministry of the Christian Ethic

by Wollom A. Jensen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498223515
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 05/19/2016
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Wollom A. Jensen, Vietnam War veteran and retired Navy chaplain, is an author, poet, preacher, pastor, and professor who currently serves as the Canon to the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries of the Episcopal Church.James M. Childs Jr. is Joseph A. Sittler Professor Emeritus of Theology and Ethics at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio. His many publications include Ethics in the Community of Promise: Faith, Formation, and Decision (Fortress) and The Way of Peace: Christian Life in the Face of Discord (Fortress).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 By Way of Introduction 1

Part I The Chaplain and the Challenges of Military Culture

Chapter 2 The Vocation of the Chaplain 13

Setting the Stage 13

Vocational Integrity 20

The Ministry and the Military Chaplaincy: Common Features and Special Challenges 20

An Honest Theology for a Pluralistic Context 21

God and Country 25

Chapter 3 Character and Virtues: The Warrior and the Chaplain 31

Character and the Warrior Culture 32

From the Personal History of Wollom Jensen 33

Character and the "Warrior" Chaplain: Living in Two Worlds 39

Formed by Love 40

Part II Virtues and Principles: The Chaplain and the Warrior

Chapter 4 Loyalty and Duty: A Matter of Promise-Keeping 55

The Chaplain's Covenant 58

Chapter 5 Respect and Selfless Service: Justice and the Virtues of Love 62

Respect: In the Service and Beyond 63

Chapter 6 Honor and Integrity: The "Core" of the Core Values 69

United States Army: Integrity 70

United States Air Force: Integrity 70

United States Navy: Honor 70

United States Marine Corps: Honor 71

United States Coast Guard: Honor 71

Part III The Vocation of Ethical Leadership

Preamble 75

Chapter 7 A Case Study in Ethical Theory 80

From the Personal History of Wollom Jensen 84

Chapter 8 Moral Injury 94

Theological Reilections 101

Chapter 9 Ethical Deliberation and the Ministry of the Chaplain 107

Preamble: The Just War Context 107

Jus post Bellum and Just Peacemaking 112

Decision-Making: A Dialogical Approach 116

Dialogical Ethics and the Ethics of Love 118

Chapter 10 Three Cases in Conflict Resolution 122

Drone Warfare 122

Human Dignity and the Question of Torture 125

Truth-Telling 130

Transition: The Importance of Maintaining Trust 136

Chapter 11 Safe and Sacred Spaces 139

The Civilian-Military Divide 140

Bridging the Divide: Safe and Sacred Spaces 141

Bibliography 147

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