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This article is heavily biased and should be revised. Why is Father Alexander Webster listed for further reading, yet without giving any of the points made in The Virtue of War a fair hearing?
 
 
 
Just war theory is not really a part of Orthodox theological tradition, despite what a few current writers argue. I don't think, therefore, that there should be an article on "just war." A better alternative would be "War, Orthodox view of" or something like that. If someone wants to read something in support of what I am saying, search for Fr Stanley Harakas' "No Just War in the Fathers." Both of the articles listed on this page are by Roman Catholics, which isn't surprising because the "just war" tradition is the majority tradition within Roman Catholic reflection on war. For Orthodox, killing is always sinful. --[[User:Fr Lev|Fr Lev]] 21:50, February 8, 2006 (CST)
 
Just war theory is not really a part of Orthodox theological tradition, despite what a few current writers argue. I don't think, therefore, that there should be an article on "just war." A better alternative would be "War, Orthodox view of" or something like that. If someone wants to read something in support of what I am saying, search for Fr Stanley Harakas' "No Just War in the Fathers." Both of the articles listed on this page are by Roman Catholics, which isn't surprising because the "just war" tradition is the majority tradition within Roman Catholic reflection on war. For Orthodox, killing is always sinful. --[[User:Fr Lev|Fr Lev]] 21:50, February 8, 2006 (CST)
  
 
I have made an attempt at explaining how it is that "Just War" doctrine is not Orthodox.  While it might be odd to do this, many people in the English-speaking world, including many Orthodox, appear to believe that there is an "Orthodox Just War" doctrine.  I invite (and hope for) correction, since I'm really just trying to piece things together.[[User:Dogface|Dogface]] 07:37, February 13, 2006 (CST)
 
I have made an attempt at explaining how it is that "Just War" doctrine is not Orthodox.  While it might be odd to do this, many people in the English-speaking world, including many Orthodox, appear to believe that there is an "Orthodox Just War" doctrine.  I invite (and hope for) correction, since I'm really just trying to piece things together.[[User:Dogface|Dogface]] 07:37, February 13, 2006 (CST)
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This article is heavily biased and should be revised. Why is Father Alexander Webster listed for further reading, yet without giving any of the points made in The Virtue of War a fair hearing?  {{unsigned|SpyridonOCA}}

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Just war theory is not really a part of Orthodox theological tradition, despite what a few current writers argue. I don't think, therefore, that there should be an article on "just war." A better alternative would be "War, Orthodox view of" or something like that. If someone wants to read something in support of what I am saying, search for Fr Stanley Harakas' "No Just War in the Fathers." Both of the articles listed on this page are by Roman Catholics, which isn't surprising because the "just war" tradition is the majority tradition within Roman Catholic reflection on war. For Orthodox, killing is always sinful. --Fr Lev 21:50, February 8, 2006 (CST)

I have made an attempt at explaining how it is that "Just War" doctrine is not Orthodox. While it might be odd to do this, many people in the English-speaking world, including many Orthodox, appear to believe that there is an "Orthodox Just War" doctrine. I invite (and hope for) correction, since I'm really just trying to piece things together.Dogface 07:37, February 13, 2006 (CST)

This article is heavily biased and should be revised. Why is Father Alexander Webster listed for further reading, yet without giving any of the points made in The Virtue of War a fair hearing? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by SpyridonOCA (talkcontribs) .

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