Virtue of War: Reclaiming the Classic Christian Traditions East and West

Virtue of War: Reclaiming the Classic Christian Traditions East and West

by Darrell Cole, Alexander F.C. Webster
     
 

ISBN-10: 1928653170

ISBN-13: 9781928653172

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: Regina Orthodox Press

A powerful, genuinely ecumenical, meticulously documented, incontrovertible case on behalf of the moral teachings known to Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestants as the justifiable work traditions. Tis book provides a firm biblical, theological and historical foundation for that confidence and is an answer to the Christian peace movement.  See more details below

Overview

A powerful, genuinely ecumenical, meticulously documented, incontrovertible case on behalf of the moral teachings known to Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestants as the justifiable work traditions. Tis book provides a firm biblical, theological and historical foundation for that confidence and is an answer to the Christian peace movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781928653172
Publisher:
Regina Orthodox Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacei
1.Civilization and Its (Terrorist) Discontents1
2.Divided Christendom20
I.Sailing from Byzantium21
II.Traditional Catholics and Protestants36
3.Orthodox Jus in Bello I: Scripture, Fathers, and Canons54
4.Orthodox Jus in Bello II: Saints, Liturgies, Modern Writers78
5.Orthodox Justifiable War and Its Critics106
I.A Lesser Good, Not Evil106
II.Lesser Morality109
III.What Went Wrong?118
6.The Roman Catholic Tradition122
I.St. Ambrose of Milan122
II.St. Augustine of Hippo131
III.St. Thomas Aquinas134
7.Protestant Reformers on the Just War151
I.Luther151
II.Calvin154
III.Grotius164
8.Opponents of Traditional Just War Thinking169
I.Reinhold Niebuhr's Christian Realism171
II.Contemporary Roman Catholic Failures179
9.Penance, Just War, and Recent Conflicts194
I.Penance For Soldiering: Who and Why195
II.The Role of the Just War Doctrine in Penance202
III.Discipline in Practice: Contemporary Wars210
Notes217
Index246

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