An Inquiry On The Duty Of Christians With Respect To War; Including An Examination Of The Principle…

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byJohn Sheppard

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1820 Excerpt: ... LETTER XI. Recapitulation of the second inquiry.--Rapid growth of these opinions not to be expected.--Many reasons strongly adverse, and some propitious, to it.--Discussion seasonable.--Proposed modification of the Peace Society's principle.--Author liable to misrepresentation.--Inquiry into the duty of statesmen, declined.--Positive as well as negative influence of Christians.--Conclusion. You will recollect, that my first three Letters were designed to show the necessity of introducing some limitation into the principles of the Peace Society; and, at the beginning of the fourth, I recapitulated the arguments which brought me to that conclusion. Having since been employed in inquiring what the practical limitation ought to be, it may be well to retrace (although with an aim rather to brevity than exactness) the course pursued in this latter part of my attempt. It began with the position, that a Christian ought only to bear arms judicially; and with an endeavour to show, that this rule, when rightly understood, is much more restrictive than has been commonly supposed; which was illustrated by some considerations on the alleged analogy between civilized nations and individuals in a state of nature. I then undertook to show, that the above rule is quite inconsistent with unlimited military service, inasmuch as the character and acts of no government give us any reason to expect that its employment of arms will be always truly judicial. In my fifth Letter, it was stated, as my belief, that a Christian is bound to bear arms, when required by the State, for the defence of his country, within its borders; and the extent of this general duty was more nearly defined, by showing what territories can in nd case be included in the term country; after which, some disti...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1820 Excerpt: ... LETTER XI. Recapitulation of the second inquiry.--Rapid growth of these opinions not to be expected.--Many reasons strongly adve...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217680798

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