Just War

As part of my MA in Military Studies I completed research into the historical development of the doctrine of the Just War in the Christian tradition. Teaching often focuses on Augustine and Aquinas, but the story is far more than these two Saints.

1. Introduction

2. The Early Church

3. Ambrose of Milan (340-397CE)

4. Augustine (354-430CE)

5. Thomas Aquinas (c1225-1274CE)

6. Francis de Vitoria (c1480-1546CE)

7. Conclusion