This book describes the positions advocated by ethicists and churches in the public debate on nuclear weapons. It traces the development of just-war theory and synthesizes the views of contemporary ethicists on the moral principles associated with the just-war tradition. .
1. The Development of the Just–War Tradition 2. The Just–War Criteria: A Contemporary Description 3. Nuclear Weapons: Prospectives from Just–War Ethicists 4. The Roman Catholic Discussion: A Closer Look 5. Protestant Peacemaking: The National Council Churches 6. Protestant Peacemaking: Lutherans, Southern Baptists and Others 7. The Nuclear Debate: Final Comments