George Clifford is an Episcopal priest who retired from the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps as a Captain. His twenty-four years of active Naval service included service at sea, overseas, with Marines, and teaching philosophy at the Naval Academy and ethics and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Since retiring, he has been a writer, parish priest, Visiting Professor of Ethics and Public Policy at NPS, and public speaker. In addition to numerous scholarly and popular articles, he has authored the newly published book, Charting a Theological Confluence: Theology and Interfaith Relations.
Forging Swords into Plows examines the historic Christian perspectives on war (holy war, pacifism, and just war). The book advocates expanding Just War Theory to include jus post bellum criteria, then uses the updated model as a framework for comparing the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic perspectives on war and assessing the justness of the U.S. invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Charting a Theological Confluence presents four models that comprehensively chart Christianity's view of other religions. Rejecting three models that support Christian claims of exclusivity and superiority, Charting a Theological Confluence argues for an inclusive model, positioning Christianity as one of many paths to God, thus respecting other religions and permitting interfaith dialogue.