Publication List


Recovering Christian Realism: Just War Theory as a Political Ethic. Lexington Press, 2015.

A vallásszabadság védelmében / Essays in Defense of Religious Freedom. Budapest: Wesley János kiadó, 2014.

The Struggle of Hungarian Lutherans Under Communism. Texas A&M University Press, 2006.

Kompromisszum vagy kollaboráció? A magyar evangélikus egyház stratégiái a kommunista berendezkedés idején. Kairosz kiadó, 2018

Peer reviewed articles:

“Luther’s Contribution to the Just War Tradition.” Lutheran Quarterly 35 (2021): 273-300.

“Hungary’s New Church Law is Worse than the First.” Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe (2019) Vol. 39, Issue 3, Article 2.

“Just War Theory and the Problem of International Politics: On the Central Role of Just Intention.” (Co-authored with Joseph Capizzi). Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 26.1 (Spring/Summer 2006): 163-175.

“Just War Theories Reconsidered: Problems with Prima Facie Duties and the Need for a Political Ethic.” (Co-authored with Joseph Capizzi) Journal of Religious Ethics 33.1 (March 2005): 119-137.

“The Exception to the Rule: A Protestant Thinks About Contraception.” Pro Ecclesia Vol. 11, No. 4 (Fall 2002): 419-434.

“Ethnic Identity as a Theological Concept: The Thought of László Tőkés.”Journal of Ecumenical Studies 35:3-4 (Summer-Fall 1998): 471-482.

“The Fruit of Charity: Using the Neighbor in Augustine’s De doctrina christiana.”  Journal of Religious Ethics 24.1 (Spring 1996): 47-64.

Book chapters and encyclopedia entries:

“War and Non-State Group Violence” in Encyclopedia of Religious Ethics (vol. 3). Wily-Blackwell, 2021.

“A Case for Toleration: Religious Exemptions, Conscientious Object, and the Public Good” in Lutheran Theology and Secular Law: The Work of the Modern State, eds. Marie Failinger & Ronald W. Duty. Routledge, 2018.

“Just-War Theory” in Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions. Baker Academic, 2017: 389-392.

“Ordass, Lajos” in Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions. Baker Academic, 2017: 562-563.

Foreign language articles:

“A hit tevékeny a szeretetben” [Faith acts in love] Credo (2021.1): 43-45.

“‘Lasst sie uns nach unserem Bilde machen!’ Wie durch Ungarns Religinsgesetz die religiöse Landschaft umgestaltet werden soll” [‘Let us make them in our own image’ How Hungary’s law on religion seeks to reshape the religious landscape] In Mit welchem Recht? Europäisches Religionsrecht im Umgang mit neuen religiösen Bewegungen EZW Texte Nr. 234/2014, pp. 161-178.

“Tijd voor Orban om open kaart te spelen” [Time for Orban to show his cards] (op-ed for Dutch daily) Reformatorisch Dagblad (October 7, 2014)

“Négy tézis a vallásszabadságról – David Baer reflexiói a nyílt levele által kiváltott visszhangra” [Four theses about religious freedom – David Baer’s reflections on the response to his open letter] (includes responses by four commentators and my reply) Credo vol. 3-4 (2012): 92-119.

“Nyílt levél Nyugatról a magyar egyházaknak – A vallásszabadságot mi, keresztények nem így értelmezzük!” [Open letter from the West to the Hungarian churches – We Christians don’t understand religious freedom this way!]  Magyarországi Evangélikus Egyház  (January 18, 2012)

“Utószó” [Afterward] in Egyházfő viharban és árnyékban: Ordass Lajos evangélikus hitvalló püspöki szolgálata (1945-1958). [Head of the church in a storm and in a shadow: The ministry of Lutheran bishop Lajos Ordass] by Enikő Böröcz. Budapest: Luther Kiadó, 2012.

“Két válasz – három magatartás: A Magyarországi Evangélikus Egyház közelmúltjának vizsgálata” [Two answers – three kinds of conduct. An examination of the Hungarian Lutheran Church’s recent past] Keresztyén Igazság 38 (Summer 1998): 17-20.

Popular articles:

“Lashing Out, Rod Dreher (Again) Reveals His Ignorance of Hungary” The Bulwark (February 16, 2023)

“Education Protests in Hungary Rock the Orbán Government” The Bulwark (November 1, 2022)

“What Viktor Orbán Revealed This Weekend” The Bulwark (July 26, 2022)

“What the ‘National Conservatives’ Get Wrong About Liberalism” The Bulwark (July 6, 2022)

“What the Americans Who Love Viktor Orbán Leave Out” The Wall Street Journal in Opinion (April 19, 2022)

“Hungary’s Autocrat Orbán Fends Off Opposition Challenge” The Bulwark (April 3, 2022)

“Expect a Viktor Orbán Win Next Month” The Bulwark (March 21, 2022).

“CPAC is Going to Hungary, Never Mind Viktor Orban’s Attacks on Churches” The UnPopulist (September 28, 2021)

“Three Myths About Viktor Orbán and His Remaking of Hungary” The Bulwark (September 21, 2021)

“A Time for Theologians during COVID-19 Pandemic?” With Joseph E. Capizzi. Providence (March 31, 2020)

“The Return of the Tyrants and the Price of Democracy” The Cresset (Trinity 2018) 26-29

“Northern Exposure: Russia’s Influence on the Modern West” The Cresset (Advent-Christmas 2017) 39-41

“Donald J. Trump: America’s Useful Idiot” The Cresset (Michaelmas 2016) 35-37

“Stumped by Trump: Armageddon and the GOP” The Cresset (Easter 2016) 41-41

“A Tale of Two World Views: Bush, Obama, and the Loss of America’s Strategic Vision” The Cresset (Advent-Christmas 2015) 40-41

“‘Peace in Our Time:’ Confronting the Challenge from Russia” The Cresset (Easter 2015) 47-49

“On Human Rights Abuse and the Abuse of Human Rights” The Cresset (Advent-Christmas 2014) 57-58

“Putin’s Designs on Europe”The Cresset (Easter 2014) 57-59

“The Health Care Exchange: A Personal Experience”The Cresset (Lent 2014): 45-47.

“Justified and Unjustified Drone Killing”The Cresset (Advent/Christmas 2013): 50-52.

“Quo Vadis, Conservatism?”The Cresset (Easter 2013): 50-52

“The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism Revisited, or Pride Goeth Before a Fall”The Cresset (Advent 2012): 51-53.

“Report on Hungary’s Deregistered Churches”Religion in Eastern Europe Vol. 32, No. 4 (November 2012): 20-25.

“Two Open Letters from Hungary”Religion in Eastern Europe Vol. 32, No. 2 (May 2012): 14-24.

“Why Europe Matters”The Cresset (Easter 2012): 31-33.

“The Rule of Distinction and the Military Response to Global Terrorism”Journal of Lutheran Ethics Vol. 15, No. 2 (March/April 2012)

“Was Dostoyevsky a Simpleton? Reflections on Gambling.”The Cresset (Advent-Christmas 2011): 35-37.

“The ‘Arab Spring’ and Immanuel Kant: Thoughts on the Conditions for Perpetual Peace.”The Cresset (Trinity 2011): 34-36

“Some Reflections on the Problem of Natural Law” Journal of Lutheran Ethics Vol. 10, No. 3 (March 2010)

“A Few Remarks About Pious Politicians and What Christians Should Think About Them”Journal of Lutheran Ethics Vol. 7, No. 11 (November 2007)

“Some Thoughts On U.S. Responsibility in Iraq”Journal of Lutheran Ethics Vol. 7, No. 8 (August 2007)

“Comments on Vulnerability and Security and the National Security Strategy of the United States”Journal of Lutheran Ethics Vol. 5, No. 5 (May 2005)

“The Enduring Legacy of Roe v. Wade”Journal of Lutheran Ethics Vol. 5, No. 1 (January 2005)

“A Few Thoughts on Temporal Authority and Why it Should be Obeyed, or Mark Noll Needs to Vote!”Journal of Lutheran Ethics Vol. 4, No. 11 (November 2004)

“The War on Terrorism and the Problem of Military Intervention: Using Just War Theory to Frame Foreign Policy Debate”Journal of Lutheran Ethics Vol. 2, No. 12 (December 2002)

Book reviews:

Thy Will Be Done: The Ten Commandments and the Christian Life by Gilbert C. Meilaender in Scottish Journal of Theology Vol 75, Issue 3 (August 2022): 284-285

God’s Spies: The Stasi’s Cold War Espionage Campaign Inside the Church by Elisabeth Braw in Lutheran Quarterly Vol 35, No. 2 (Summer 2021): 199-201.

Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine ed. by George E. Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolou in Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe Vol 38, Iss. 3, Article 8 (July 2018): 125-130.

Kirche und Krieg: Ambivalenzen in der Theologie ed. by Friedmann Stengel and Jörg Ulrich in Lutheran Quarterly 31, No. 3 (August 2017): 368-370.

The Politics of Religion in Soviet-Occupied Germany: The Case of Berlin-Brandenburg 1945-1949 by Sean Brennan in Lutheran Quarterly Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2014): 93-94.

Protestants in Communist East Germany: In the Storm of the World by Wendy R. Tyndale in Lutheran Quarterly Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer 2012): 245-46.

Just War as Christian Discipleship: Recentering the Tradition in the Church rather than the State by Daniel M. Bell, Jr. in The Cresset (Lent 2011): 57-59.

I Am the Lord Your God: Christian Reflections on the Ten Commandments in Pro Ecclesia Vol. 18, No. 3 (Summer 2009): 337-341

Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by the President’s Council on Bioethics in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy: A European Journal 12 (2009): 114-115.

War, Peace, and God: Rethinking the Just War Tradition by Gary P. Simpson in Journal of Lutheran Ethics (November 2008)

“The Respect Due to Persons.” Review of Who Count as Persons? Human Identity and the Ethics of Killing by John F. Kavanaugh. Second Opinion no. 11 (April 2004): 80-81.

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