Talking Theology
Talking Theology
May 8, 2022
Mike Snape - What Can History Teach Us About a Christian Response to War?
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What are the different voices in Scripture across the Old and New Testaments on war and conflict?
How can a war ever be just?  And why does the Just War tradition still matter today?
How does the story of Anglicans living in a time of war provide a cautionary tale for the Church in todays world?
How has the relative peace in Europe since World War II led to a functional pacifism in many churches?  And how does the current conflict in Ukraine challenge that view?

In today’s show we are talking to Canon Professor Michael Snape. Michael is the inaugural Michael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies at Durham University, and an ecumenical lay canon at Durham Cathedral. He has written extensively on church history, religion and war. His forthcoming book A Church Militant: Anglicans and the Armed Forces from Queen Victoria to the Vietnam War will be published with Oxford University Press this July, based on the 2020 Hensley Henson Lectures. 

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