Religion and War

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  • War and Religion
    • What is war?
      • Conflict or disagreement that has been largely evident throughout history
      • There are 4 main types of warfare
      • 1. Civil wars
      • 2. Wars of Liberation
      • 3. Wars between nation states
      • 4. Holy Wars often in sacred sites such as Israel etc.
    • Pacifism in Christianity
      • Non-Violence: there are 2 types including contingent and preferential
      • Examples include the Quakers and Thomas Merton (R.C. Monk)
  • Christianity and War
    • War and Religion
      • What is war?
        • Conflict or disagreement that has been largely evident throughout history
        • There are 4 main types of warfare
        • 1. Civil wars
        • 2. Wars of Liberation
        • 3. Wars between nation states
        • 4. Holy Wars often in sacred sites such as Israel etc.
      • Pacifism in Christianity
        • Non-Violence: there are 2 types including contingent and preferential
        • Examples include the Quakers and Thomas Merton (R.C. Monk)
    • The Bible has a number of attitudes to war:
    • Matthew 5:9 - "Blessed are the peacemakers"
    • "A new commandment... love one another as I have loved you" (John 13:34)
    • "Those who live by the sword will perish (die) by the sword" (Matthew 26:52)
    • Mention Aquinas' Just War theory

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