The ethics of war in Asian civilizations: a comparative perspective

New York: Routledge (2006)
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This study of the comparative ethics of war seeks to open a discussion about whether there are universal standards in the ideologies of warfare between the major religious traditions of the world. The project looks at the ideology of war in the major Asian religious traditions. Does our exploration of the ethics of war in Asian civilizations have any bearing on the pressing questions of armed conflict today? It has become clear that Islamic ethics and law contain sophisticated concepts of both just war (jus ad bellum) and just warfare (jus in bello) . The contributions of this work explore the central issues of just war in non-Western religious traditions. This new approach will be of interest to scholars of religion and war studies.



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Thinking comparatively about religion and war. [REVIEW]James Turner Johnson - 2008 - Journal of Religious Ethics 36 (1):157-179.
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