Christian thought and the moral permissibility of nuclear weapons
The moral permissibility of possessing and employing nuclear weapons is something with which Christians have long wrestled. At least three distinct approaches exist to addressing the use of nuclear weapons within broader Christian thought. The three explored here are those of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, and of extreme Christian Apocalypticists. Although these approaches are each rooted in Christian principles, each exhibits unique strengths and weaknesses and leads to a different conclusion. Instead, Prudential Christian Realism is suggested as an approach worthy of discussion given today’s global security environment.
Defense and Strategic Studies
Harris, Brittany A., "Christian thought and the moral permissibility of nuclear weapons" (2020). Articles by College of Humanities and Public Affairs Faculty. 596.