Augustine: just war augustine is noted in history as the founder of just war theory in the western tradition (the islamic world has it's own tradition of just war theory based on the koran. Most authors agree that st augustine was the originator of the just war theory(2) when it came to individual self-defense, st augustine contended that one's own life or property was never a justification for killing one's neighbor. There are instances when the church believes that war is justified, and the christian genocide that is currently underway exemplifies this the just war doctrine, which is rooted in christian theology, illustrates when war is needed to end violence known as the just war doctrine st augustine laid the groundwork for the just war theory.
St augustine the classic just-war theory has its origins in christian theology saint augustine is usually indentified as the first individual to offer a theory on war and justice the saint referred to the bible and regarded some wars as necessary to amend an evil. His approach explains how a morally upright citizen of a relatively just state could be justified in pursuing warfare, in prosecuting war, and ultimately, although unhappily, in taking human life in any case, augustine’s just war theory arises from his most deeply rooted philosophical assumptions.
Augustine: political and social philosophy st augustine (354-430 ce), originally named aurelius augustinus, was the catholic bishop of hippo in northern africa he was a skilled roman-trained rhetorician, a prolific writer (who produced more than 110 works over a 30-year period), and by wide acclamation, the first christian philosopher.
Augustine's just war theory continues to guide the west robert l holmes | september 1, 2001 the fall of rome in 410 was a calamity of staggering proportions to the citizens of the roman empire.
Ii cicero and st augustine’s just war theory: classical influences on a christian idea berit van neste abstract the theology of saint augustine, bishop of hippo, and the origin of his theory of. Christian theory of the just war begins with augustine of hippo and thomas aquinas saint summarized in the words the end justifies the means, which tends to support the just war theory (unless the just war causes less beneficial means to become necessary, st augustine of hippo (354–430) gratian (christian) (12th century.
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Paper will highlight the beginnings of the just war theory in the time before st augustine the birth of the just war theory in the city of god written by st augustine that springs reasons to justify war, also called the just war theory the theory is an attempt to priority for the christian was to belong to the city of god. Just war theory just war theory deals with the justification of how and why wars are fought the justification can be either theoretical or historical although st augustine provided comments on the morality of war from the christian perspective just war in a comparative perspective,.