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 +"It is [[forbidden]] to [[kill]]; therefore all murderers are [[Punishment |punished]] unless they [[mass murder|kill in large numbers]] and to the sound of [[trumpet]]s" --[[Voltaire]] [[It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets |[...]]]
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'''Just war theory''' (or ''Bellum iustum'') is a [[doctrine]] of [[Ethics#Applied ethics|military ethics]] of [[Ancient Rome|Roman]] philosophical and [[Catholic Church|Catholic]] origin, studied by moral [[theologian]]s, [[ethicist]]s and international [[policy maker]]s, which holds that a [[War|violent conflict]] ought to meet [[philosophy|philosophical]], [[religion|religious]] or [[politics|political]] criteria. '''Just war theory''' (or ''Bellum iustum'') is a [[doctrine]] of [[Ethics#Applied ethics|military ethics]] of [[Ancient Rome|Roman]] philosophical and [[Catholic Church|Catholic]] origin, studied by moral [[theologian]]s, [[ethicist]]s and international [[policy maker]]s, which holds that a [[War|violent conflict]] ought to meet [[philosophy|philosophical]], [[religion|religious]] or [[politics|political]] criteria.
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* [[Cicero]] (106 BC–43 BC) * [[Cicero]] (106 BC–43 BC)
* [[Ambrose]] (337/340–397) * [[Ambrose]] (337/340–397)
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* [[John Stuart Mill]] (1806–1873) * [[John Stuart Mill]] (1806–1873)
* [[Paul Tillich]] (1886–1965) * [[Paul Tillich]] (1886–1965)
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* [[George Barry O'Toole]] (1886–1944) * [[George Barry O'Toole]] (1886–1944)
* [[Reinhold Niebuhr]] (1892–1971) * [[Reinhold Niebuhr]] (1892–1971)

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Just war theory (or Bellum iustum) is a doctrine of military ethics of Roman philosophical and Catholic origin, studied by moral theologians, ethicists and international policy makers, which holds that a violent conflict ought to meet philosophical, religious or political criteria.

List of just war theorists




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