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Christians and war : a brief history of the church's teachings and practices

Author: A James Reimer
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, ©2010.
Series: Facets (Fortress Press)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religion has often been blatantly invoked to support and oppose war and violence of all kinds, including terrorism and ethnic cleansing. Christians are deeply divided over whether and when such violence is justifiable. James Reimer offers a fair presentation of these controversial standpoints, especially the three classical Christian attitudes toward war: crusading or holy war, just war, and pacifism. His thoughtful  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A James Reimer
ISBN: 9780800638191 0800638190
OCLC Number: 637038657
Description: xvi, 192 p. ; 18 cm.
Contents: Definitions and assumptions --
Hebrew Scriptures : God of war and God of peace --
New Testament : Jesus and loving the enemy --
Early church : divided evidence --
Constantinian shift : the justifiable war --
Middle Ages : from just war to crusade --
Reformation : magisterial reformers --
Radical reformation : from revolution to pacifism --
Enlightenment : humanism and peace --
Twentieth century I : age of realism --
Twentieth century II : nuclear pacifism --
Postmodernity : terror and the war on terror --
Policing, human security, and the responsibility to protect --
Conclusion : some theological considerations.
Series Title: Facets (Fortress Press)
Responsibility: A. James Reimer.

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Religion has often been invoked to support and oppose war and violence of all kinds, including terrorism. Christians are deeply divided over whether such violence is justifiable. This book offers a  Read more...
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