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Moral Treatment of Returning Warriors
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Moral Treatment of Returning Warriors (Paperback)

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Soldiers returning from war have always exhibited signs of psychological and emotional distress. In this book, Bernard J. Verkamp argues that the contemporary response to such symptoms--psychiatric treatment and therapy--is only a partial solution, and that when dealing with soldiers' emotions of guilt and shame we would benefit greatly from a consideration of the religiously grounded practices of the Middle Ages. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including Reinhold Niebuhr, Michael Walzer, and the long tradition of just war theory, Verkamp offers a stirring--and timely--call to reconsider our assumptions in light of historical understanding.



"A wonderful book. The author's erudition is staggering and the analysis is equally impressive."--Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University

History & PoliticsMilitary StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophy Publisher: University of Scranton Press,U.S. Publication Date: 19/01/2007 ISBN-13: 9781589661295  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Bernard J. Verkamp is professor in and chair of the Philosophy Deaprtment at Vincennes University.

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