Recovering christian realism just war theory as a political ethic by h david baer maurice lee recovering christian realism just war theory as a political ethic by h david baer lanham md lexington books 2014 viii 119 pp. Recovering christian realism develops an account of just war theory as a political ethic grounded explicitly in a christian theory of political authority it advances a defense of christian realism explains the role played by power in peacemaking and suggests the outlines for a christian theory of international relations. Book review h david baer recovering christian realism just war theory as a political ethic and joseph e capizzi politics justice and war christian governance and the ethics of warfare show all authors. In recovering christian realism h david baer interprets just war theory as political ethic concerned with the moral administration of power he argues that contemporary just war theorists by debating the finer points of individual criteria have lost sight of the theory of politics that gives rise to just war thinking in the first place. The gospel ethic or the ethic of jesus is a pure ethic of love and nonviolence reinhold niebuhr christian realism and just war theory 55 protestants to legitimate christian political participation and to justify the use of force from these passages is indeed rather futile and pathetic but the
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