ERIC Number: ED268072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Ethics and Nuclear Arms: European and American Perspectives.
English, Raymond, Ed.
In these 10 essays, 5 European and 5 American political and religious leaders examine the ethics of possessing and using nuclear weapons. They appraise the policy of nuclear deterrence. Protestant and Catholic viewpoints are represented. There are disagreements on details and differences in emphasis on positions and policies. There is general agreement on the moral legitimacy and political necessity of the Western alliance. Essay and authors are: "Four Decades with Nuclear Arms" (Stephen Haseler); "Toward a Responsible Policy" (Sven F. Kraemer); "War and Peace in the Nuclear Age" (Erwin Wilkens); "A Crisis of Faith" (Richard John Neuhaus); "The German Churches Speak Out" (Wolfhart Pannenberg); "The U.S. Catholic Bishops and Nuclear Arms" (J. Bryan Hehir); "The U.S. Catholic Bishops and Soviet Reality" (Michael Novak); "Nuclear Pacifism and True Peace" (Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau); "NATO and 'First Use'" (Robert A. Gessert); "Christian Morality and Nuclear Arms" (Edward R. Norman). A bibliography is included. (JP)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Ethics, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Moral Values, National Defense, Nuclear Warfare, Nuclear Weapons, Peace, War, World Problems
Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1030 Fifteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC.