Emmanuel Levinas’s Personalist Philosophy and Christian Pacifism: Towards a Responsible Process of Peacemaking/Peacebuilding


  • Kenneth Obiekwe Katholieke Universiteit Louvain, Belgium


This paper first locates Levinas within the currents of twentieth-century philosophical and theological thought and presents his philosophical anthropological view. It also discusses the ethical and anthropological logic of Christian pacifism and connects this with Levinas’ personalist philosophy as an approach for dealing with todays conflicts. The paper
concludes with a call to commitment in nonviolence.