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Against Christian pacifism

Nigel Biggar.

in In Defence of War

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Theology. 20245 words.

In Defence of War intends to argue in favour of Christian just war reasoning. It is often supposed, however, that Christianity's original position was pacifist, and that Augustine's...

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Anabaptists and Peace

Michael P. DeJonge.

in Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 19141 words.

Stanley Hauerwas and others have presented Bonhoeffer as if he espoused pacifism as understood in the peace-church traditions. But reading Bonhoeffer through an Anabaptist theological lens,...

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Introduction

Nigel Biggar.

in In Defence of War

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Theology. 6700 words.

The Introduction presents the following book as a Christian ‘realist’ response to pacifism. This acknowledges that war causes grave evils, but observes that peace can also permit them. Its...

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Conclusion

Nigel Biggar.

in In Defence of War

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Theology. 3600 words.

In its first part, the Conclusion returns to the question, Is war worthwhile? The book has argued for the impossibility of certain calculation of the predominance of war's benefits over its...

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In Defence of War

Nigel Biggar.

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Religious Studies; Christian Theology. 384 pages.

Pacifism is popular. Many hold that war is unnecessary, since peaceful means of resolving conflict are always available, if only we had the will to look for them. Or they believe that war...

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