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Moral warriors, moral wounds : the ministry of the Christian ethic / Wollom A. Jensen, James M. Childs, Jr.

Author/creator Jensen, Wollom A. author.
Other author/creatorChilds, James M., 1939- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2016]
Copyright Notice ©2016
Descriptionviii, 150 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. By way of introduction -- Part I. The Chaplain and the Challenges of Military Culture : -- 2. The vocation of the chaplain -- 3. Character and virtues : the warrior and the chaplain -- Part II. Virtues and Principles : The Chaplain and the Warrior : -- 4. Loyalty and duty : a matter of promise keeping -- 5. Respect and selfless service : justice and the virtues of love -- 6. Honor and integrity : the "core" of the core values -- Part III. The Vocation of Ethical Leadership : -- 7. A case study in ethical theory -- 8. Moral injury -- 9. Ethical deliberation and the ministry of the chaplain -- 10. Three cases in conflict resolution -- 11. Safe and sacred spaces
Abstract The experience of Wollom Jensen's distinguished career in military service and James Childs's long and productive career in the fields of theology and ethics combine to bring Christian ethics into dialogue with the harsh realities of military service in today's world of war. The authors seek to correlate the ethics of neighbor love with the vocation of the chaplaincy, the framework of just war theory, the published values of the military services, and sample issues such as the challenge of pluralism for the chaplaincy, drone warfare, interrogation practices, and truth-telling. Special emphasis is placed on the reality of moral injury and the moral obligation of society and the churches to respond to the needs of these wounded warriors. The book espouses the view that the Christian ethic, more than a set of principles, is a true ministry to those who struggle to be faithful and fear that they have not been.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 147-150).
LCCN 2016429591
ISBN1498223516 paperback
ISBN9781498223515 paperback
ISBN9781498223539 hardcover
ISBN1498223532 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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