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The Virtue of War: Reclaiming the Classic Christian Traditions East & West

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Professor Webster and Cole explore in detail the great moral teachings found in Holy Scripture, the ancient and Byzantine Church Fathers, canon law, manuals of penance, lives of the saints, liturgical texts, visual icons, the medieval Scholastics, the great Reformers, and even among modern theologians and literary authors. They present a powerful, genuinely ecumenical, met ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Regina Orthodox Press
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David Withun
While some of Father Alexander's assertions and arguments, such as his assertion that the current war in Iraq has not caused any humanitarian crises, sound laughable (or lamentable, as the case may be) today (the book was published in 2004), his observations about the modern world and just war doctrine's place there in make for a very interesting read. Worthwhile, if outdated and incomplete, read, for anybody looking for a treatment of just war from within an Orthodox perspective.
Michael Lunsford
Great book about the background of the creation of chivalry. Although it does appear to be a response to the Compleat Gentleman, it does have a similar feel. However, this book shows specifically that Christians are not pacifists, and how the Compleat Gentleman's author may have been drawn into such a completely wrong assessment.
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