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

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800638979
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Series: Facets Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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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