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|All Authors / Contributors:||
A James Reimer
|Description:||xvi, 192 pages ; 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.|
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 presentation of such controversial standpoints, especially the classical Christian attitudes toward war: crusading or holy war, just war, and pacifism.
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