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
ISBN-10:
0800638972
ISBN-13:
9780800638979
Pub. Date:
02/28/2007
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
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The Horrors We Bless: Rethinking the Just-War Legacy / Edition 1

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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