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Public Theologians

75 EpisodesProduced by Casey HobbsWebsite

Christian theology animates leftist political action. A conversation among socialists, the Christian Left, fellow travelers and beloved comrades.


Brian Stiltner - War on Afghanistan and How Christians Can Help Avoid the Next Immoral Invasion

Dr. Brian Stiltner joins Casey to discuss the long-awaited end to the War in (or was it on) Afghanistan and how the outrage of 9/11 was manufactured into a willingness to exact revenge on an enemy that had almost nothing to do with the fall of the Twin Towers. We discuss the changing mission that kept us there for 20 years as well as the moral bankruptcy of nation building. 

Most importantly, we have a frank conversation about how Christians in particular might be instrumental in stopping the next forever war from getting started in the first place. 

Dr. Brian Stiltner is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University, where he is also co-director of the Hersher Institute for Applied Ethics. Dr. Stiltner is the author of a number of books including Faith and Force: A Christian Debate About War with David Clough. 

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Anne Applebaum: Liberal Democracy is Worth a Fight

Adam Nossiter: America's Afghan War: A Defeat Foretold?

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