Sunday, July 26, 2009
That's the title of the symposium published in the Summer 2009 issue of Villanova's Journal of Catholic Social Thought (Vol. 6, No. 2). Many interesting papers--including one by MOJ blogger John Breen and another by former MOJ blogger Greg Kalscheuer, SJ. Check it out.
According to one of the pieces--by John Keown, Rose Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University--"it is far from obvious that [the insurrection of the American colonists against King George] satisfied all (or indeed any) of the [seven] crieria [laid down by the just war tradition for the waging of a just war], convincingly or otherwise" (p. 304). An interesting and sobering conclusion!