Saturday, February 18, 2006

Book Announcement

is pleased to announce
What Christian Traditions Can Teach Us
edited by
John Kleiderer, Paula Minaert, Mark Mossa, S.J.
General Editor, Dolores Leckey

(Book will be available in about a month)

How does just-war theory apply to the situation in Iraq? How can religion, which has been at the root of so many wars, illuminate a new path to peace?

More than 50 theologians, public policy analysts, miliary experts, peace activists, and media commentators gathered at Georgetown University to address these questions. Just War, Lasting Peace is the result of their explorations. It offers clarity and hope to all those who ask these same questions today.

Participants included Jim Wallis, Joan Chittister, Drew Christiansen, Robert Royal, Michael Baxter, Gregory Reichberg, Mary Cusimano Love, Peter and Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, and many others.

John Kleiderer is a policy analyst for the Office of Social and International Ministires, Jesuit Conference, Washington, DC.
Paula Mineart is a freelance writer and editor in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Mark Mossa, S.J., is a student at Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Links: Orbis Books, Amazon.


Anonymous Chris T. said...

Hi Mark,

The book doesn't seem to be available on Amazon yet (and the publication date is listed as 2005). Where can we order the book?

1:59 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...


It'll be about a month before the book is available.

I've added the links to both Orbis and Amazon.

Thanks for checking in,


2:26 PM  
Anonymous Estefanía said...

Hello Mark,

I would like to know if there is a chance whatsoever that a copy of this book (or others by Georgetown University) usually gets available to the Jesuit provinces or universities outside the US.

It is possible, but not that easy for me to order a copy through an international order, becaus of current currency regulations my government has kept on for a few years.

Therefore, it´d be ideal to rule out other possibilities first.

Thanks for any information on the issue!

12:21 AM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...


We'll make sure you get a copy!


9:10 PM  
Anonymous Lolek said...

were Fr Neuhaus, Michael Novak, Robert P. George, and George Weigel included in this?

9:44 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...


I know for sure that George Weigel was invited to participate, but he could not come. I'm not sure about the others. We did have some people, especially Robert Royal, Reichberg and some people who spoke about the issues from a policy perspective there to represent the Weigel-Neuhaus "classical" just war perspective, which is discussed in the book as one of three different "traditions" of approaching the question of war (the others being the nonviolent and the contemporary just war approaches). The organizers of the conference on which the book is based told me that it was especially difficult to get people representing that perspective to come. And, though he was not able to attend, the book does make reference to Weigel's work and the work of some others associated with First Things who address the topic.

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Lolek said...

Ah. That sounds reasonable enough.

On another note, what about Dan Berrigan? Or, a related question: have you ever met him?

11:04 PM  
Blogger Mark Mossa, SJ said...


Dan was not involved either. He's in his 80s now and doesn't do as much as he used to.

I have met Dan on a couple of occasions. He's a lovely man, much more soft-spoken and gentle than one might expect of an infamous radical! Of course, I met him later in life, so that could just be the grace of old age!



11:48 PM  

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