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The Early Christian Attitude to War

by C. John Cadoux

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(Note: chapter divisions are my own.  For the original Table of Contents, click below on "Table of Contents (original)." -- K. A.) 

Title Page / Dedication / Foreword by Dr. Orchard i
Table of Contents (original) xi
Chronological Table xvii
List of Abbreviations and Explanations xxv
Chapter 1. Introduction   1
PART I. THE TEACHING OF JESUS  19
Chapter 2. Range of Jesus' teaching on the subject of war  19
Chapter 3. Statements of Jesus inconsistent with the lawfulness of war for Christians  20
Chapter 4. Statements of Jesus and other considerations apparently legitimizing warfare for Christians  32
PART II. FORMS OF THE EARLY CHRISTIAN DISAPPROVAL OF WAR
Chapter 5. The Condemnation of War in the abstract  49
Chapter 6. The Essential Peacefulness of Christianity  58
Chapter 7. The Christian Treatment of Enemies and Wrongdoers  67
Chapter 8. The Christians' Experience of Evil in the Character of Soldiers  89
Chapter 9. The Christian Refusal to participate in War I: The Early Period  96
Chapter 10. The Christian Refusal to participate in War II: Tertullian 106
Chapter 11. The Christian Refusal to participate in War III: Hippolutos and the Church-Orders 119
Chapter 12. The Christian Refusal to participate in War IV: Origen 129
Chapter 13. The Christian Refusal to participate in War V: Cyprian to Lactantius 147
PART III. FORMS OF THE EARLY CHRISTIAN ACCEPTANCE OF WAR
Chapter 14. The use of military terms and phrases to illustrate the religious life 161
Chapter 15. The Wars of the Old Testament and of Hebrew History 170
Chapter 16. Apocalyptic Wars 179
Chapter 17. The Jewish War of 67-71 A.D.; War as an Instrument of Divine justice 184
Chapter 18. The Functions of the State 194
Chapter 19. The Christian's Experience of Good in the Character of Soldiers 225
Chapter 20. The Participation of Christians in Military Service 228
PART IV. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
Chapter 21. Summary and Conclusion 244
Index 267