5.3 - Holy war

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  • 5.3 - Holy War
    • A war that is believed to be fought on behalf of God and with his support
    • 3 Elements:
      • The achievement of a religious goal
      • Being authorised by a religious leader, eg. the Pope
      • The promise of a spiritual reward for those who take part
    • Usually believed that God himself is in favour
      • God sent his people into battle, eg. Bible book of Joshua
    • Eg. Crusades
      • An attempt by Christianity to reclaim the Holy Land of Jerusalem from the Muslims
    • In 2003, George Washington, claimed God had told him to invade Iraq
      • However, Reverend Barry Lynn, said US soldiers are not crusaders
    • Neither RCC not Anglican churches asked believers to fight since the Crusades


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