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In Defence of War

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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 is wicked, essentially involving hatred of the enemy and carelessness of human life. Or they posit the absolute right of innocent individuals not to be deliberately killed, making it ...more
Hardcover, 361 pages
Published November 15th 2013 by Oxford University Press (UK) (first published January 1st 2013)
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Biggar's book is probably the most important work on theories of war in decades, certainly within Christian circles. The worthy dialectician of Yoder, Hauerwas, and Hays, I take Biggar's work to be the seminal Christian work on war going back to Yoder's work (which, I believe, should not be mentioned without mentioning from Yoder's legacy of sexual abuse). I think it is the most important work on war, period, since Machael Walzer's magnum opus, 'Just and Unjust Wars'.

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