Luther and the Just-War Tradition

  title={Luther and the Just-War Tradition},
  author={D. D. Corey},
  journal={Political Theology},
  pages={305 - 328}
  • D. D. Corey
  • Published 2011
  • Philosophy
  • Political Theology
  • Abstract Historians of the just-war tradition frequently cite Martin Luther as a major proponent of the just war in the sixteenth century and assimilate his views to those of earlier writers such as Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. In this study I show that Luther's relationship to the just-war tradition was more complex than scholars typically acknowledge. Although he adopted a just-war outlook in general, he sometimes ignored or rejected aspects of the tradition, and this led to two possible… CONTINUE READING
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