The Just War Tradition

An Introduction
Original Publish Date: Mar 11, 2014
Product Number: EB00345985
Released: May 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781480492981
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Politicians, pundits, and scholars have cited the principles of "just war" to defend military actions from Iraq to Afghanistan to Libya. Other politicians, pundits, and scholars have cited just war principles to condemn those same military interventions. How can the same tradition lead to such sharply opposing conclusions? What is the just war tradition, and why is it important today? Authors David D. Corey and J. Daryl Charles answer those questions in this insightful exploration. A fascinating blend of history, theology, and political philosophy, The Just War Tradition: An Introduction traces the development of the tradition from its inception nearly two millennia ago. Corey and Charles illuminate how the various voices within the tradition-from Augustine and Aquinas, to Luther and Calvin, to SuArez and Locke, up to present-day commentators-relate to one another and to rival ways of understanding war and peace.

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