Just War Theory and ISIL

ISIL Flag“Let’s face it,” writes Eric Metaxas, “the U.S. is at war again in the Middle East.” Should we be? When is war just? The Just War Theory developed by Saint Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas is generally accepted by most Christians today as a good guide for determining the morality of going to war. Still, many conscientious Christians oppose war on any grounds.

“Principles of Just-War Theory.” Mount Holyoke College.

“What Chuck Would Say About the US and ISIS: A Just War?” by Eric Metaxas. Breakpoint, September 24, 2014.

“A Declaration from the Harmless and Innocent People of God, Called Quakers to Charles II,” 1661. Religious Society of Friends.


Posted on September 26, 2014, in Ethics, Political Life & Political Questions, Religious Liberty. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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