Augustinian Just War Theory and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Confessions, Contentions, and the Lust for Power details two major symposia on the topic of Christian (Augustinian) just war theory, its strengths and weaknesses, and its controversial application to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The renowned participants represent some of the most distinguished philosophers, theologians, and foreign policy makers in the world, including John D. Caputo, Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., Joseph Margolis, Cardinal Sean O'Malley (Preface), Roland J. Teske, S.J. (Foreword), and Frederick Van Fleteren. By intersecting philosophy, theology, and foreign policy, this book greatly contributes to the global discussion of the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and it provides the foundation for analyzing the present war in Libya as well as future conflicts.
Craig J. N. de Paulo is a professor of philosophy and theology at Gwynedd Mercy College and a distinguished scholar of Augustine of Hippo and his influence on Western thought. Patrick A. Messina is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Gwynedd Mercy College. Daniel P. Tompkins is Associate Professor Emeritus of Greek and Roman Classics at Temple University.
Contents: Sean Cardinal O'Malley: Preface - Roland J. Teske: Foreword - Craig J. N. de Paulo/Patrick A. Messina/Daniel P. Tompkins: Introduction: Confessions, Contentions and the Lust for Power - Patrick A. Messina/Craig J. N. de Paulo: The Influence of Augustine on the Development of Just War Theory - Craig J. N. de Paulo: The First Symposium on "Just War Theory and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq" - Craig J. N. de Paulo/Patrick A. Messina: The Second Symposium on "Just War Theory, the 2003 War in Iraq and the Significance of the Papacy" - Dieter Blumenwitz: The Future World Order: The Implications of the War in Iraq on International Law - Daniel P. Tompkins: The Question of Just War Theory and the Augustinian Caveat Praeemptor.
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