Military Ethics in Christian Perspective (THE2023)

30 credits

The challenge of peace-making is as demanding as ever in today’s world. Global power dynamics are changing, military technology continues to develop, and defence forces are being reconfigured to tackle new threats. Against this fast-changing backdrop, the module asks how the discipline of Christian ethicists might:

  • understand the calling to follow Christ, the Prince of Peace
  • engage with the political and public debate about peace-making, armed conflict, and the definition and conduct of war
  • consider the shape and character of military ethics, alongside military personnel               

Students from disciplines other than Theology and Religion are potentially suitable for this flexible and cross-disciplinary module.