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War : a primer for Christians

Author: Joseph L Allen
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Texas A & M University Press editionView all editions and formats
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War: A Primer for Christians provides a concise introduction to the main approaches that Christians have taken toward war and examines each approach critically. Some Christians have supported their country's wars as crusades of good against evil. Others, as pacifists, have rejected participation in or support for any war. Still others have followed the just-war tradition in holding that it can be justifiable under  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Allen, Joseph L., 1928-
War.
(DLC) 2014013151
(OCoLC)879851541
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph L Allen
ISBN: 9781623492526 1623492521
OCLC Number: 895258643
Notes: The Texas A & M University Press edition includes an updated preface and a new afterword.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 67 pages)
Contents: Is war a crusade? --
Some expressions of a crusade approach --
The convictions and logic of the crusade --
Strengths and weaknesses of a crusade approach --
The pacifist standpoint --
Pacifism in the Christian tradition --
The convictions and logic of pacifism --
Strengths and weaknesses of a Christian pacifist --
Just-war thinking --
The Christian just-war tradition --
Underlying convictions of just-war thinking --
Just-war criteria --
Strengths and weaknesses of Christian just-war thinking --
What can we do? --
General observations --
Some responses Christians can make --
Afterword --
The present international situation --
Some implications for moral reflection about war.
Responsibility: Joseph L. Allen.

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