Van rechtvaardige oorlog tot vredesethiek: Theologisch-ethische bronnen voor protestantse geestelijke verzorging bij de krijgsmacht

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This article first of all shows how moral questions arise in spiritual care in the armed forces. The role of the chaplain is not neutral because part of it is opening up, explaining and articulating questions concerning the moral basis of military action. Next, it is examined how contemporary Protestant theological ethical reflection on questions of war and peace can inform the practice of spiritual care. It is argued that both the just peace approach and the just war tradition as well as Christian pacifism have something to say to spiritual care, albeit in different ways and to varying degrees.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)375-392
JournalKerk en Theologie
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2022


  • military chaplaincy, just war, just peace, pacifism

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