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The Resource A double-edged sword : Jehanne d'Arc and claims to divine sanction in acts of war, Brenda E. Novack

A double-edged sword : Jehanne d'Arc and claims to divine sanction in acts of war, Brenda E. Novack

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A double-edged sword : Jehanne d'Arc and claims to divine sanction in acts of war
Title
A double-edged sword
Title remainder
Jehanne d'Arc and claims to divine sanction in acts of war
Statement of responsibility
Brenda E. Novack
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On first consideration, one might not be inclined to view Adolf Hitler and Dietrich Bonhoeffer in relation to Jehanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), but Brenda E. Novack does just that. She demonstrates how these three prominent figures who influenced world history all acted in accordance with what they claimed or perceived to be divine sanction of their participation in violence. Taking the reader on a unique exploration of their lives and deaths, Novack identifies significant similarities and differences in notions of divine call and human response conveyed by these personalities and determines how they align or fail to align with the biblical prophetic tradition. Taking Jehanne d'Arc as her foundational study, the author engages important theological issues such as the nature of revelation, evil, and morality. The process culminates in the construction of a model of righteous warfare and human agency presented as a tool for evaluating claims to divinely sanctioned violence and as a potentially effective alternative to an outmoded and currently inadequate just war model. Case studies of Hitler and Bonhoeffer tentatively establish the model's ability to steer humanity away from unnecessary destruction toward justice, compassion, and peace. --Provided by publisher
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Novack, Brenda E
Index
index present
LC call number
DC104
LC item number
.N64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Joan
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
  • War
  • War
  • Just war doctrine
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A double-edged sword : Jehanne d'Arc and claims to divine sanction in acts of war, Brenda E. Novack
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-327) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Jehanne d'Arc: Her Mission in Context -- The Theology of Jehanne d'Arc: Practical, Prophetic Mysticism -- Righteous Warfare and Human Agency -- Applying the Model
Control code
880862092
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781625642073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880862092
Label
A double-edged sword : Jehanne d'Arc and claims to divine sanction in acts of war, Brenda E. Novack
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Jehanne d'Arc: Her Mission in Context -- The Theology of Jehanne d'Arc: Practical, Prophetic Mysticism -- Righteous Warfare and Human Agency -- Applying the Model
Control code
880862092
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781625642073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)880862092

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