Military Ethics in Christian Perspective (THE3023)

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 ethics might understand the calling to follow Christ, the Prince of Peace, how Christian ethics engage political and public debate about peace-making, armed conflict, the definition and conduct of war, and think with military personnel about the shape and character of military ethics.

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