Nuclear weapons challenge traditional moral and political categories for the evaluation of war. This book argues that political and techlogical changes have demonstrated the inadequacy of both just war theory and political realism in relation to modern war, and examines how these changes have transformed the way in which war is conceived and fought. War with nuclear weapons is longer a contest of military strength but a bargaining process characterized by the manipulation of risk. Current thinking often rests on an outdated understanding of war. This unique book spans the disciplines of history, ethics, and international relations theory in its search for an adequate response to the criminal burden of nuclear weapons.
Bernard T. Adeney (BA, Wisconsin; BD, London; Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union with UC Berkeley) is Associate Professor of Social Ethics and Cross-Cultural Studies at New College Berkeley. He has a background in Asian studies, theology, Christian ethics, and international relations, is co-convenor of the American Academy of Religion Group on Religion, Peace, and War, and facilitates an ongoing colloquium between scientists from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and professors from UC Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union.
Bernard T. Adeney
Date of Publication
American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Monograph Series