For Veteran’s Day – Resources on the Military and Christianity

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I was recently asked by our Office of Military and Veteran’s Resources to compile a list of some ways to search our libraries for resources related to the military and Christian faith. Wondering if this might be helpful for others, so as we honor those who have served and are serving, here are a few suggestions:

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Subject headings which might be helpful:

Church Work with Military Personnel
Just War doctrine
Peace – Religious Aspects — Christianity
United States – Military Policy – Religious Aspects
War – Moral and Ethical Aspects
War – Religious Aspects – Christianity

Journal Searches:

ATLA, ERIC, Christian Periodical Index, Academic Search Premiere

Books:

bell3Bell, Daniel M, Jr.  Just War as Christian Discipleship: Recentering the Tradition in the Church rather than the State. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2009.
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brownBrown, Davis. The Sword, the Cross, and the Eagle: The American Christian Just War Tradition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008.
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charlesCharles, J. Daryl. Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005.
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cloughClough, David. Faith and Force: A Christian Debate about War. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2007.
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Clouse, Robert G., ed. War: Four Christian Views. Downers Grove, IL:
InterVarsity Press, 1981.

coreyCorey, David D. and J. Daryl Charles. The Just War Tradition: An Introduction.
Wilmington, Del: ISI Books, 2012.
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De Paulo, Craig J.N., Patrick A. Messina, and Daniel P. Tompkins. Augustinian Just War Theory and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Confessions, Contentions, and the Lust for Power. NY: Peter Lang, 2011.

Harnack, Adolf von. Militia Christi: The Christian Religion and the Military in the First Three Centuries. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1981.

holmesHolmes, Arthur F., ed. War and Christian Ethics: Classic and Contemporary Readings on the Morality of War. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005, 2nd ed.
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prestonPreston, Andrew. Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
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reimerReimer, A. James. Christians and War: A History of Practices and Teachings. Augsburg Fortess, 2006. (on order for APU).
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wetterstromThompson, David A. and Darlene F. Wetterstrom.  Beyond the Yellow Ribbon: Ministering to Returning Combat Veterans. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009.

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