The Summer Scholar Series

Toward a Christian Understanding of Self-Interest

by Justin Dodds “It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest” (Smith 27). These words from Adam Smith in his 1776 classic, The Wealth of Nations, represent one of the most fundamental assumptions of the study […]

A Handshake With Life

by Zane Harrison For our final project in The Good Life, we were asked to write an 8-page paper after choosing from several different prompts. I chose to produce a creative written project in the form of a short story in order to explore the interactions between several of the traditions that the course focused […]

War and Peace in the Christian Tradition

by Kaleb Amare Introduction             The Christian perspective on war can generally be grouped into two categories: just war and pacifism. Proponents for just war argue that war is allowed in Christianity if the reasons for entering the war (jus ad bellum) and conduct during the war (jus in bello) are just. In contrast, pacifists […]

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