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Pacifism in theory and practice.

Sidney Spencer

Pacifism in theory and practice.

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Pacifism in theory and practice. by Sidney Spencer Download PDF EPUB FB2

His main research is in philosophy of war, the ethics of nonviolence, and contemporary moral problems. He is the author of Basic Moral Philosophy () and On War and Morality (), co-author of Philosophical Inquiry (), and co-editor of Nonviolence in Theory and Practice ().

He has published over 75 scholarly : Paperback. Defending pacifism against the charge that it is naïvely utopian, Transformative Pacifism offers a critical theory of the existing world order, and points in the direction of concrete ethical and political action.

Pacifism is a transformative philosophy with wide ranging implications. It aims to transform political, social, and psychological : Hardcover.

Historical Overviews. Pacifism has often been considered from the perspective of the history of ideas. Historical approaches to pacifism often focus exclusively on Christian pacifism, with a special emphasis on pacifist Christian denominations and more modern developments of these sectarian ideas—as in Brock and Brock and Young Other accounts range more broadly across the world’s.

Defending pacifism against the charge that it is naïvely utopian, Transformative Pacifism offers a critical theory of the existing world order, and points in the direction of concrete ethical and political action.

Pacifism is a transformative philosophy with wide ranging implications. It aims to transform political, social, and psychological structures. Its focus is deep and wide. It is. The most famous and influential articulations of pacifism are found in the writings and work of revolutionary political activists such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King, but these bear little relation to international law in either Pacifism in theory and practice.

book or practice as they are primarily concerned with the establishment of new social relations within the state. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xxiii, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Origins. Nonviolence in Eastern philosophy and religion --The ethics of Jainism / I.C.

Sharma --from The way of Lao Tzu --From the Dhammapada --On the Bhagavad-Gita / Doris Hunter --Judaism, Christianity and Islam --Nonviolence in the Talmud / Reuven Kimelman --How transforming power has.

Get this from a library. Nonviolence in theory and practice. [Robert L Holmes;] -- "This Second Edition adds twenty-three new readings to a collection of writings by some of the leading theorists and practitioners of nonviolence.

Holmes and Gan provide a diversity of articles on. [3] He writes of the American Civil War, "The whole point of the war was to hold mothers, fathers, sisters, and wives in a state of tortured apprehension, waiting for the terrible letter from hospital that spoke of wounds and which all too often presaged the death of a dear son, husband, or father." "Torturing the apprehensions of the non-combatants was a new development in warfare.".

Synopsis: Defending pacifism against the charge that it is naively utopian, "Transformative Pacifism: Critical Theory and Practice" by Andrew Fiala (Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Fresno) offers a critical theory of the existing world order, and points in the direction of concrete ethical and political action.

The author examines the theological bases of just war theory and pacifism, espcially in the light of the concept of God, as that motif illuminates Chrsitian discipleship. Differences between the theory of just war and the practice of pacifism are highlighted in the overview of the history of Christian thought on the subject, and the Format: Paperback.

Compare book prices from overbooksellers. Find Nonviolence in Theory and Practice () by Gan, Barry L.; Robert.4/5(45). Pacifist theory raises consciousness about unjustifiable violence. This in turn leads to transformations in practical life. Many other books defend nonviolence and pacifism by focusing on failed justifications of Pacifism in theory and practice.

book, as well as on the strategic value of nonviolence. This book begins by reviewing and accepting those sort of arguments. Pacifism is the alternative to just war theory. In its strongest form, it is fundamentally opposed to war, unconditionally and absolutely.

Because the pacifist position is undertheorised, a principal aim of this chapter is to review its main elements with an eye to further discussion. Two types of pacifism, personal and political, are discussed. Questions of pacifism and just war, which have preoccupied Christian thinkers from time to time over the past years, are given distinctive treatment in this book as it discusses biblical sources for the questions, builds on historical examples both of just war theory and of pacifism, and shows how Christian pacifism is a live option in many Sowle Cahill examines the.

Defending pacifism against the charge that it is naïvely utopian, Transformative Pacifism offers a critical theory of the existing world order, and points in the direction of concrete ethical and political action.

Pacifism is a transformative philosophy with wide ranging implications. It aims to transform political, social, and psychological structures.

Personal Pacifism and Clean Hands Augustine's Authoritarianism Killing Out of Obedience. Chapter 5: Anatomy of the Just War Theory The Just War Tradition and Just War Theory Moral War Theory Just War Internalism and Externalism What Does Jus Ad Bellum Entitle One to Do?Author: Robert L.

Holmes. Larry May, Contingent Pacifism: Revisiting Just War Theory, Cambridge University Press,pp., $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Jan Narveson, University of Waterloo In this new book, Larry May develops and defends what he claims is a. Buy a cheap copy of Nonviolence in Theory and Practice book by Robert L.

Holmes. This highly regarded anthology offers a broad array of writings from the leading theorists and practitioners of nonviolence. The diverse selections promote critical Free shipping over $/5(3).

Anarcho-pacifism (also pacifist anarchism or anarchist pacifism) is a tendency within anarchism that rejects the use of violence in the struggle for social change, the abolition of capitalism and the state. The main early influences were the thought of Henry David Thoreau and Leo Tolstoy while later the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi gained importance.

A movement for pacifist anarchism emerged mostly. While the first part of the book defends the just war tradition against its revisionist critics, the second part applies it to an array of timely issues: civil war, economic warfare, excessive harm to civilians, pre-emptive military strikes, and state-sponsored assassination, which require applying just.

This view, which grows out of the Catholic approach to just war theory, puts such a severe burden of proof on those who would use violence that this becomes a form of "pacifism in practice." In essence, it is the humanistic practical pacifism I defend.

Many other thinkers about violence have made the second point. Pacifism and Invasion (Jessie Wallace Hughan) War, Power, and Nonviolence (Robert L. Holmes) Part V: THE PRACTICE OF NONVIOLENCE PERSONAL PERFECTION Feelings and Perceptions (Thich Nhat Hanh) Learning True Love (Sister Chân Không) Pacifism as a.

My favorite is his highly respected The Quiet Battle: Writings on the Theory and Practice of Nonviolent Resistance, an anthology of major-–as well as less well-known—sources on pacifism and nonviolence, meticulously edited, with rich and insightful introductions and concluding reflections by Sibley.

Pacifism and its opponents in the light of value theory: The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology Vol 36(2) AprHeaven, P. C., Rejab, D., & Bester, C. Psychometric properties of Elliott's measure of pacifism: Cross-cultural comparison: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology Vol 15(2) JunHopkins, L.

Questions of pacifism and just war, which have preoccupied Christian thinkers from time to time over the past years, are given distinctive treatment in this book as it discusses biblical sources for the questions, builds on historical examples both of just war theory and of pacifism, and shows how Christian pacifism is a live option in many Sowle Cahill examines the.

This book - used as a textbook by many in the field - is nevertheless quite an accessible read for anyone interested in nonviolence and its major theorists over the decades. Most of the authors come from the late 19th century through the present, but older world scriptural references are incorporated as well.4/5.

Pacifism is a transformative philosophy with wide ranging implications. Its focus is deep and wide. It is similar to other transformative social theories: feminism, ecology, animal welfare, cosmopolitanism, human rights theory.

Assess the Athenians’ argument and actions from the standpoint of pacifism and just war theory. Which position do you find most compelling, and why. Just War theory portrays a practical look at the morality of war in comparison to pacifism, allowing the opportunity to form international procedures and protocol in an attempt to control conflict.

This book is a contribution to the Christian ethics of war and peace. It advances peacebuilding as a needed challenge to and expansion of the traditional framework of just-war theory and pacifism.

It builds on a critical reading of historical landmarks from the Bible through Augustine, Aquinas, the Reformers, Christian peace movements, and key modern figures like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reinhold Brand: Fortress Press.

Written in a non-technical style, the book features real-life examples from contemporary wars and applies a variety of approaches ranging from traditional pacifism and human rights to Author: Jeff Mcmahan.

our Christian practice. While justification of warfare under certain cir-cumstances continues to dominate Christian history and current thought, Ca-hill’s book also notes the importance of a pacifist in-terpretation of the Gospel. Both just war theory and pacifism share a desire to limit violence, but with a key difference.

Just war theory is. Questions of pacifism and just war, which have preoccupied Christian thinkers from time to time over the past years, are given distinctive treatment in this book as it discusses biblical sources for the questions, builds on historical examples both of just war theory and of pacifism, and shows how Christian pacifism is a live option in many contexts.

Ted Grimsrud with Christian Early [This is the Prologue to Christian Early and Ted Grimsrud, eds. A Pacifist Way of Knowing: John Howard Yoder's Nonviolent Epistemology.

Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, ] John Howard Yoder begins The Politics of Jesus by characterizing that book as coming from “a Christian pacifist commitment.” Yoder attempts, he states.

Nonviolence in Theory and Practice Office Hours in Stubbs to advocate for a new brand of pacifism that rejects violence not only on the basis of moral the list of methods of nonviolent actions described in Gene Sharp’s book. For both options, one place to start your research is the website and.

His latest academic book is “The Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies.” According to Jackson, the theory and practice of pacifism has long been silenced and ignored in international relations, in large part because of a series of misconceptions and misrepresentations about its credibility and relevance.

The theory and practice of pacifism has long been silenced and ignored in international relations, in large part because of a series of misconceptions and misrepresentations about its credibility and relevance. However, a growing body of recent research highlights the growing success of nonviolence and the decline in the efficacy of violence.

Bibliography: p. [] I. Origins -- Preview -- Nonviolence in Eastern philosophy and religion -- The ethics of Jainism / I. Sharma -- from The way of Lao Tzu -- On the Bhagavad-Gita / Doris Hunter -- Christianity and Judaism -- Nonviolence in the Talmud / Reuven Kimelman -- How transforming power has been used in the past by early Christians / Lawrence S.

Apsey -- The Pages: Theological Contexts of Just War Theory and Pacifism: A Response to J. Bryan Hehir. Lisa Sowle Cahill - - Journal of Religious Ethics 20 (2) - Strict Just War Theory and Conditional : Jeff Mcmahan.

Pacifism holds that war and violence are circuitous paths to peace at best and dead ends at worst. Today, after a century that witnessed trench warfare, the atomic bomb, the Holocaust, and genocide, there is a renewed willingness to consider the merits of pacifism as a practical political theory with applications for the real world.

Pacifism. Questions of pacifism and just war, which have preoccupied Christian thinkers from time to time over the past years, are given distinctive treatment in this book as it discusses biblical sources for the questions, builds on historical examples both of just war theory and of pacifism, and shows how Christian pacifism is a live option in many :.

Flabby Pacifism: review of "Fascism - Theory and Practice" by Dave Renton Anti-Fascist Action's review of the Socialist Worker Party member Dave Renton's "Fascism - Theory and Practice" published by Pluto Press in   It seems that Prov. is a quote of Jesus like the Passover was a fulfillment and how Jesus "broke" the sabbath healing people.

I am genuinely curious as I am not a "just war" theorist, but I still lean towards with non-violence theory (but do not hold to pacifism either).The theory and practice of pacifism and nonviolence has benefited from a long century of debate.

The world has benefited, as well, from the work of nonviolent activists and theorists of nonviolence. Inthe psychologist Steven Pinker published a book explaining “why violence has declined” (Pinker ).

The good news is that the Author: Andrew Fiala.