Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Book Resources: Chapter 8: Catholicism and the Just War [Defense] Tradition

 

Catholicism and the Just War [Defense] Tradition (In six parts)

Film Focus Point: This series provides an historical overview of the Just War Theory which is suitable for high school classrooms and run between two to nine minutes.

Text Focus Point: Pages 264-269

Discussion Questions:

  1. What values are in conflict for Catholic Christians when it comes to the use of violence and deadly force?
  2. Why don’t all Christians, given gospel values, agree on the use of violence?
  3. Why is conflict inevitable?
  4. What insights presented here is useful in your understanding the use of violence and deadly force? 

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