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Saint Augustine and the theory of just war, John Mark Mattox

Label
Saint Augustine and the theory of just war
Title
Saint Augustine and the theory of just war
Statement of responsibility
John Mark Mattox
Creator
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
Series statement
Continuum studies in philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Just war doctrine
  • Augustine
  • Augustine
Label
Saint Augustine and the theory of just war, John Mark Mattox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [180]-190) 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
Saint Augustine and the just-war tradition -- Historical and philosophical landscape -- Augustine's just-war theory -- Neo-platonism and the Augustinian just war -- Christianity and the Augustinian just war -- Augustine's theory and beyond
Control code
64098571
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 196 pages
Isbn
9780826487797
Lccn
2006040960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)64098571
Label
Saint Augustine and the theory of just war, John Mark Mattox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [180]-190) 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
Saint Augustine and the just-war tradition -- Historical and philosophical landscape -- Augustine's just-war theory -- Neo-platonism and the Augustinian just war -- Christianity and the Augustinian just war -- Augustine's theory and beyond
Control code
64098571
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 196 pages
Isbn
9780826487797
Lccn
2006040960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)64098571

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