Just War Theory Research Paper

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example, what happened on September 11th is an obvious example for the justification of war to undermine terrorism. Although, as a disciple of Christ, Augustine interprets Jesus’s commands regarding turning the other cheek to mean spiritual disposition, such that the “soldier outwardly gives physical obedience to the ruler while giving inwardly a spiritual obedience to Christ’s law of love.” Moreover, Augustine counsels the soldiers to differentiate between the sin as an action and the sinner as a person, and thereby to direct force against the sinner’s bad actions. By this Christian behavior, we can restore peace by love, rules, and force. Secondly, to secure common life and culture from being threatened, just war theory has historically
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