Is “Just War” Doctrine Another Victim Of The Syrian Conflict?

David Gibson of Religion News Service discusses “the classic Christian teaching known as the ‘just war’ tradition” as interventionists and non-interventionists use the same theory to reach different conclusions on Syria. “The central problem is not that the just war doctrine is being dismissed or condemned, but that it is loved too much,” Gibson writes. “Indeed, both sides in the debate over punishing the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons are citing just war theory, but are reaching diametrically opposed conclusions.”



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