A Deadly Nexus: ‘Necessity,’ Christian Salvation and War Culture

This article draws on analysis of the ―logic of masculinist protection,‖ outlined by Iris Marion Young to describe the security regime that emerged in the United States following Sept. 11, 2001. Young‘s analysis is brought to bear to explore Augustine‘s writing on war. I probe how ―necessity‖ and ―sacrifice‖ in Christian ethics and theology wittingly/unwittingly undergirds the logic of masculinist protection in just war culture.