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Saint Augustine and the theory of just war

Author: John Mark Mattox
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2006.
Series: Continuum studies in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The decline of the Roman Empire gave rise to two problems, which combined to form one of the most perplexing philosophical questions of late antiquity. On the one hand, Rome found itself under constant military threat as various tribes from the north and east encroached along its borders to fill the power vacuum left by the receding Empire. On the other hand, adherents to the Empire''s new official faith -  Read more...
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Mattox, John Mark.
Saint Augustine and the theory of just war.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2006
(DLC) 2006040960
(OCoLC)64098571
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Mark Mattox
ISBN: 9781847141118 1847141110
OCLC Number: 229457610
Description: 1 online resource (x, 196 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; List of Tables; List of Abbreviations; 1 Saint Augustine and the Just-War Tradition; 2 The Historical and Philosophical Landscape; 3 Augustine's Just-War Theory; 4 Neo-Platonism and the Augustinian Just War; 5 Christianity and the Augustinian Just War; 6 Augustine's Theory and Beyond; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X.
Series Title: Continuum studies in philosophy.
Responsibility: John Mark Mattox.

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Provides a study that identifies the fundamental Augustinian premises and evaluates them in light of historical, neo-Platonic, and Christian contexts. This book also identifies the effect of the  Read more...

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