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ORTHODOX VIEW OF VICTORY AND DEFEAT IN WAR
ORTHODOX VIEW OF VICTORY AND DEFEAT IN WAR

Author(s): Borislav D. Grozdić, Ilija Kajtez, Dragan Gostović
Subject(s): Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Studies in violence and power, Eastern Orthodoxy
Published by: Evropski defendologija centar za naučna, politička, ekonomska, socijalna, bezbjednosna, sociološka i kriminološka istraživanja
Keywords: war; victory; defeat; moral; ethics; Christianity; Orthodox; God;

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyses the Orthodox view of victory and defeat in war, which means that, beside the shared Christian standpoint, it focuses on the peculiarities of Orthodox Christianity of the issue. The Orthodox view is based on the ideas, beliefs and values found in the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testament, and the teachings of Church Fathers, Orthodox Church canons, hagiographic writings of Christian-Orthodox saints, opinions of Orthodox theologians and philosophers and the views and practices of local Orthodox Churches. The core of the paper is represented by exposition of spiritual and moral aspects of war, the Orthodox view of the goal and purpose of war and waging war, and by solution of tensions between honest combat and victory in war.

  • Issue Year: 19/2016
  • Issue No: 37-38
  • Page Range: 17-33
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English