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The Narrow Path: From Just War to Nonviolence

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Further Reading


Drew Christiansen, S.J., "Benedict XVI Peacemaker," Faith in International Affairs 5:4 (Dec. 2007).


Drew Christiansen, S.J., "Catholic Peacemaking 1991-2005: The Legacy of John Paul II," Review of Ethics in International Affairs, 4:2 (Sept. 2006).


Drew Christiansen, S.J., "Opportunities Lost and Gained: The Harvest of The Challenge of Peace," The Sign of Peace (Summer 2008).


Drew Christiansen, S.J., "The Theology of Peace and the Ethics of War: Catholic Social Teaching and the Just War Tradition," (presented at 2002 Bridgefolk Conference, St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, MN, November 21-24, 2002).


Drew Christiansen, S.J., "The Wider Horizon: Peacemaking, the Use of Force and the Communion of Christians," in Gerald Schlabah, Just Policing, Not War: An Alternative Response to Violence (Liturgical Press, 2007).


Drew Christiansen, S.J., William Bole, and Robert Hennemeyer, Forgiveness in International Politics: An Alternative Road to Peace (Washington, D.C.: USCCB, 2004).


Drew Christiansen, S.J., "Whither the Just War?," America Magazine 118:10 (March 24, 2003).


Drew Christiansen, S.J., "Nonviolence, the Responsibility to Protect and Peacebuilding," Origins 41, no. 17 (September 29, 2011), 265-270.


Peacemaking: Moral and Policy Changes for a New World, Ed. Drew Christiansen, S.J., Gerard F. Powers, and Robert Hennemeyer (Washington, D.C.: USCCB, 1994).


Catholic Church, Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2302-2317.


John C. Ford S.J., "The Morality of Obliteration Bombing," War in the Twentieth Century: Sources in Theological Ethics (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1992).


Luke Hansen S.J., "'The Challenge of Peace' Today," America Magazine, 3 May, 2013.


John XXIII, Encyclical Letter, Pacem in Terris, 11 April, 1963.


John Paul II, Encyclical Letter, Centesimus Annus (May 1, 199), 23, 25 and 52.


John Courtney Murray, We Hold These Truths: Catholic Reflections on the American Proposition (Lanham, MD: Sheed and Ward, 1960). 249-273.


Ronald Musto, The Catholic Peace Tradition (Orbis, 1988).


Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics and Praxis, Ed. Robert J. Schreiter et al. (Orbis, 2010).


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response (May 3. 1983).


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, The Harvest of Justice is Sown in Peace (November 17, 1993).


Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, 77-90.