Militia Christi: The Christian Religion and the Military in the First Three Centuries. Adolf Von Harnack, David McI. Gracie, trans.

Militia Christi: The Christian Religion and the Military in the First Three Centuries

Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1981. First American edition. Hardcover. Firts edition in English translation. Hardcover. 112 pp. with index of passages. Generally fine, light foxing to the endpapers. In dust jacket with a bit of light soiling. A seminal treatment of the teachings of the churce fathers concerning the military question. The first section deals with the use of military terms and images in the New Testament and early Christian writings and the effects this usage had on the attitudes of the church for example of the issue of "holy war" ; the second section reviews to what extent early Christians participated in the military and tyhe judgements the church made on participation in warfare. Near Fine / very good. Item #E24073
ISBN: 9780800606732

Price: $14.00

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