The Horrors We Bless: Rethinking the Just-War Legacy / Edition 1

The Horrors We Bless: Rethinking the Just-War Legacy / Edition 1

by Daniel C. Maguire
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0800638972

ISBN-13: 9780800638979

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Is war inevitable? Early Christians, says Maguire, were unanimous in opposing this view. They didn't see war as normal but as an outrage and even a sacrilege. Later Christians succumbed to the supposed "normalcy" of war but developed what later became known as the "just war theory" as a deterrent to the rush to war. In this provocative and helpful book Maguire

Overview

Is war inevitable? Early Christians, says Maguire, were unanimous in opposing this view. They didn't see war as normal but as an outrage and even a sacrilege. Later Christians succumbed to the supposed "normalcy" of war but developed what later became known as the "just war theory" as a deterrent to the rush to war. In this provocative and helpful book Maguire analyzes this history and proposes a new framework for thinking of war, peace, and state-sponsored violence. Maguire's proposal brings clarity and hope to the vital conversation about war in our time.

About the Author:
Daniel C Maguire is Professor of Ethics at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800638979
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Facets Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.11(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
What Is War?     1
The Strengths and Weaknesses of Just-War Theory     24
War: Is It Necessarily So?     65
Our Love Affair with Violence: "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?"     85
Notes     91

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