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Daniel Bell, Jr. | Scriptural Politics of War: Morality and War in Public Discourse
Contemporary public, political speech is replete with talk of wars and rumors of wars. What are the moral markers of such speech and how do they relate to the Christian scripture and tradition? How might scripture and tradition shape morally robust public conversation about war and peace?
Daniel M. Bell, Jr., Professor of Theology and Ethics, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church. He earned the Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and the Doctor of Philosophy degree (in theology and ethics) from Duke University. He is the author of numerous publications, including Liberation Theology After the End of History (Routledge, 2001) and Just War as Christian Discipleship: Recentering the Tradition in the Church Rather than the State (Brazos, 2009). His latest book, Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World (Baker Academic) is due out this Fall.