Living By the Sword
The first critique of the Australian military experience from a Christian ethical perspective. It surveys attitudes towards war and warfare from ancient to modern times, considers the moral status of the nation-state and international sovereignty, asks whether the just war...
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The first critique of the Australian military experience from a Christian ethical perspective. It surveys attitudes towards war and warfare from ancient to modern times, considers the moral status of the nation-state and international sovereignty, asks whether the just war tradition was relevant to campaigns against Iraq, assesses recent emphasis on collective security and suggests some difficulties associated with recognising conscientious objection.
Bishop Tom Frame was born at Sydney in 1962. He joined the RAN College, HMAS Creswell, as a 16-year old cadet midshipman in January 1979. After serving as Research Officer to the Chief of Naval Staff and completing a PhD on the HMAS Voyager disaster, he resigned from the RAN in late 1992 to complete a Masters degree in theology and training for the Anglican priesthood. Ordained in 1993, he held parish appointments in Australia and England. He was Bishop to the Australian Defence Force from 2001-07, a Visiting Fellow in the School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University (1999-2003) and Patron of the Armed Forces Federation of Australia (2002-06). He has been a member of the Council of the Australian War Memorial since 2004.Bishop Frame is the author or editor of twenty books including A Church for a Nation: A History of the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn; Church and State: Australias Imaginary Wall; Anglicanism in Australia: A History (edited with Bruce Kaye, Colin Holden and Geoffrey Treloar),A Church for aNation, LIving by the Sword? The Ethics of Armed Intervention and Agendas for Australian Anglicanism: Essays in Honour of Bruce Kaye (edited with Geoffrey Treloar). He has been Director of St Marks National Theological Centre, Associate Professor and Head of the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University since January 2007. Bishop Frame is married to Helen and lives in Canberra.