Stock Image

MILITIA CHRISTI: THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION AND THE MILITARY IN THE FIRST THREE CENTURIES

Harnack, Adolf

6 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0800606736 / ISBN 13: 9780800606732
Published by Fortress Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1984
New Condition: New Hardcover
From Maiden Voyage Booksellers (Kennebunk, ME, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 4, 1998

Quantity Available: 1

Buy New
List Price: US$ 14.95
Price: US$ 85.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

112 pp; seminal treatment of the teachings of the church fathers on the military question i.e. the effect of early Christian writings on the issue of "holy war", to what extent early Christians participated in the military and what judgements the church made on participation in warfare. This copy is a translation of the German edition of 1963 which was reprinted from the First Edition of 1905. Bookseller Inventory # 72008

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: MILITIA CHRISTI: THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION AND ...

Publisher: Fortress Press, Philadelphia, PA

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: new

About this title

Synopsis:

Careful scholarship and insightful commentary characterize this seminal treatment of the teachings of the church lathers concerning the military question. This first English translation of the now classic work includes an introduction which reviews the research since Harnack. The first chapter 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 behavior and attitudes of the church (for example, the issue of "holy war"). The second chapter reviews the sources to determine to what extent early Christians participated in the military and what judgments the church made on participation in warfare. The work also suggests how the apocalyptic mentality may have helped to legitimate participation in military activities and provides insight into how the early church came to terms with the problem of continuing life in the world.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Maiden Voyage Booksellers specializes in new, used, rare, and out-of-print books on ocean liners, merchant ships, tugboats, ship modeling, shipbuilding, sailing, yachting, and New England. We also carry a wide selection of postcards on ocean liners and merchant ships. In addition, we also stock a select list of scholarly titles covering the subjects of the Roman Empire, ancient history, archaeology, art, architecture, medieval history, world religion (ancient and contemporary) and numismatics.We are always pleased to answer any questions about any of our items, send a photocopy, an actual photo or scanned image, or explain any item in greater detail via telephone or e-mail. Feel free to contact us at any time. All books are covered with Mylar covers if jacketed.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We accept PayPal. Personal and business checks are also fine as are money orders; but must
be in US funds drawn on a US bank. Shipping charges vary as to destination and weight. We
ship via USP, either Media or Priority Mail and all International shipments are via USPS Priority
Mail unless otherwise specified.
Maiden Voyage Booksellers is a sole proprietorship and can be reached at:
PO Box 1398
Kennebunk, ME 04043
USA
email: books@maidenvoyagebooksellers.com
Tel. 207-985-9846
Authorized Represen...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversize, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer