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The Resource Saint Augustine and the theory of just war, John Mark Mattox, (electronic resource)

Saint Augustine and the theory of just war, John Mark Mattox, (electronic resource)

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Saint Augustine and the theory of just war
Title
Saint Augustine and the theory of just war
Statement of responsibility
John Mark Mattox
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, Christianity, found themselves without clear guidance as to what military roles their faith would permit; the death of the apostles left them without revelatory guidance, and the New Testament writings were not definitive on the subject. The question, then, became: "Can a Christian answer the empire's call to military duty and still answer a clear conscience before God?" Fifth-century philosopher, St Augustine of Hippo, sought to provide a solution to the two problems. His approach formed the foundation of the "just war" tradition, which has had enormous influence upon moral-philosophical thought on military issues in the West ever since. This major new study identifies the fundamental Augustinian premises and evaluates them in light of historical, neo-Platonic, and Christian contexts. It also identifies the effect of the Augustinian legacy upon medieval and modern philosophical reflections on the nature of warfare and on how war might be waged justly and morally. -- Publisher's Description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mattox, John Mark
Dewey number
172/.42
Index
index present
LC call number
BR65.A9
LC item number
M37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Augustine
  • Just war doctrine
  • War
Label
Saint Augustine and the theory of just war, John Mark Mattox, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [180]-190) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
008392647
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 196 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847141118
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Saint Augustine and the theory of just war, John Mark Mattox, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [180]-190) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
008392647
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 196 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847141118
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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