The Business of War (Pre-Order: Available October 1st)

Theological and Ethical Reflections on the Military-Industrial Complex

Edited by James McCarty, Matthew Tapie, Justin Bronson Barringer

Foreword by Jonathan Tran

The Business of War (Pre-Order: Available October 1st)

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  • ISBN: 9781532641046
  • Pages: 278
  • Publication Date: 10/1/2020
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40
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Web Price: $26.40

The Business of War (Pre-Order: Available October 1st)

Theological and Ethical Reflections on the Military-Industrial Complex

Edited by James McCarty, Matthew Tapie, Justin Bronson Barringer

Foreword by Jonathan Tran

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  • ISBN: 9781532641046
  • Pages: 278
  • Publication Date: 10/1/2020
  • Retail Price: $33.00
Web Price: $26.40
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About-

The Business of War incisively interrogates the development and contemporary implications of the military-industrial complex. It exposes the moral dangers of life in neoliberal economies dependent upon war-making for their growth and brings the Christian tradition’s abundance of resources into conversation with this phenomenon. In doing so, the authors invite us to rethink the moral possibilities of Christian life in the present day with an eye toward faithful resistance to “the business of war” and its influence in every aspect of our lives. In combining biblical, historical, theological, and ethical analyses of “the business of war,” the authors invite us to better understand it as a new moral problem that demands a new, faithful response.

Endorsements & Reviews-

The Business of War is full of theologically critical, morally challenging, and epistemologically innovative voices! The superb collection of well-argued and researched essays disrupts the conventional wisdom about the necessity of the military for peace by revealing that war has been always a lucrative profit-making business. Retrieving Christianity’s long history of resistance to war, the book presents the possibilities of peace, embodied by audacious and compassionate peace activists since the birth of Christianity.”

—Keun-Joo Christine Pae, Associate Professor of Religion/Ethics, Chair of the Religion Department, Denison University



“Every now and then one reads a book that raises up fresh questions in an enlightening way, and even offers thoughtful alternatives for addressing the questions. This collection of essays does just that: it prompts Christians to think about the moral aspects of the U.S. military-industrial complex and it provides signposts for charting a moral path through the morass. A very worthwhile read.”

—Kenneth R. Himes, OFM, Professor of Theological Ethics, Boston College



“This book is about an urgent moral problem: war is a wildly profitable and growing business. Most of us who are complicit in this problem do not think about it nearly often or deeply enough, but The Business of War offers the tools needed for Christians to take up that work: thoughtful analysis of the roots of the problem, accounts of its impacts on human lives and the world around us today, and paths of resistance and protest. This is an excellent, important book.”

—Kevin J. O’Brien, Dean of the Division of Humanities and Professor of Christian Ethics, Pacific Lutheran University

Contributors-

James McCarty
Matthew Tapie
Justin Bronson Barringer
Jonathan Tran

Bio(s)-

James McCarty is Director of the Center for Equity and Inclusion and Affiliate Professor of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma. He has published essays on racial justice, restorative justice, and peacebuilding in journals including the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Theology and Sexuality, and the Journal of Law and Religion.

Matthew A. Tapie is Assistant Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at St. Leo University. He is the author of Aquinas on Israel and the Church: The Question of Supersessionism in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas.



Justin Bronson Barringer is a PhD candidate in Religious Ethics at Southern Methodist University. He is coeditor of A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Nonviolence and Practicing the Kingdom: Essays on Hospitality, Community, and Friendship in Honor of Christine Pohl (forthcoming).

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