A Cry For Justice

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Daily Archives: November 25th, 2015

The ‘just war’ theory: how it relates to divorcing an abuser

Proponents of the ‘just war’ theory believe that aggression against others can be justified under certain conditions. Cicero was the first to argue for such an approach, but St. Augustine (AD 354-430) set forth its classic formulation:  Just cause —a defensive war, fought only to resist aggression.  Just intent—fought to secure justice, not for revenge, …

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