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Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics

Volume 23, Issue 1, Spring/Summer 2003

Lisa Sowle Cahill
Pages 195-212
DOI: 10.5840/jsce200323127

Just Peacemaking: Theory, Practice, and Prospects

The just peacemaking project is a commendable effort to derive proactive initiatives from the teachings of Jesus and a strong sense of Christian discipleship, and to make these effective in volatile political situations. The project could be strengthened by a more explicit doctrine of sin, and an ethical justification of coercion. Recent debates among political scientists about effective social action in the era of globalization can also offer insights to enhance the political plausibility of the just peacemaking theory.

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