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The On Being Project

Peter Gomes, Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Chris Hedges

Religion in a Time of War

More than any crisis in modern memory, the War on Terror—including the current U.S. military presence in Iraq—is being debated in religious, usually Christian, terms. We explore the nuances of that debate with a former war correspondent, a political theorist, and a renowned preacher. We ask how and whether Christian principles really make a difference at this moment in our national life—and if not, why not?
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  • Peter J. Gomes

    Peter J. Gomes

    was the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and minister to Memorial Church at Harvard University.

  • Jean Bethke Elshtain

    Jean Bethke Elshtain

    was an author and Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School.

  • Chris Hedges

    Chris Hedges

    is a writer for The New York Times, veteran war correspondent, and author of War is a Force that Gives us Meaning.