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THEO 3508 Just War, Pacifism, and Peacebuilding (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This is an upper-level theology seminar, covering the just war, pacifist, and peacebuilding strands in Christianity. Peacebuilding is a new approach to conflict that uses nonviolent activism and mediation to avoid and end conflicts; and restore or establish human security, the rule of law, and participatory institutions. Religious actors and institutions are active in international peacebuilding, which also has a developing theology. Authors and topics included are biblical and early Christian perspectives, Augustine, Aquinas, Catholic social teaching, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dorothy Day, and three case studies (African conflicts, Colombia, and Bosnia-Herzogovena).


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Lisa Cahill

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 11-Aug-17