The Just War Revisited by Oliver ODonovanThe Just War Revisited by Oliver ODonovan

The Just War Revisited

byOliver ODonovan

Hardcover | November 17, 2003

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With Christian views differing widely on the morality of war, this book seriously re-examines ethical questions of contemporary urgency. The text covers the use of biological and nuclear weapons, military intervention, economic sanctions, and the role of the U.N. Opening with a challenging dedication to the new Archbishop of Canterbury, it proceeds to analyze vital topics which the Archbishop and others will find relevant to the discussion of the ethics of warfare.
Webster seems to have participated in many dramatic collaborations, but his undisputed work consists of only three plays: The White Devil (1612), The Duchess of Malfi (1614), and The Devil's Law Case (1623). His two great tragedies, The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, are darkly poetic and brooding, especially in their sardonic v...
Title:The Just War RevisitedFormat:HardcoverPublished:November 17, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521831385

ISBN - 13:9780521831383


Table of Contents

Dedicatory introduction; 1. Just War revisited; 2. Counter-insurgency war; 3. Immoral weapons; 4. War by other means; 5. Can war-crimes trials be morally satisfying? 6. Afterword: without authority.

Editorial Reviews

'O'Donovan tackles with clarity, erudition and courage a morally impossible subject. He does not shrink from the 'dirty' issues that inevitable arise when thinking about justice in the context of war.' Studies in Religion