The Just War Theory is a doctrine that originated in India. It was introduced into the Christian world by the Catholic teachers Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas.
However, there are several problems with the teaching, and it is problematic squaring it against the NT teachings. So, it is fair to ask if there really is such a thing as a just war, and if so what are the criteria?
Much is discussed about war in the Book of Judges. After all, God Himself says He will use war in order to teach the Children of Israel ()!
The Just War, Part 1: Introduction
The Just War, Part 2: Why War?
The Just War, Part 3: Why the Conquest of Canaan?
Moses, Man of War
The Just War, Part 4: Who Was Supposed to Conquer Canaan?
The Just War, Part 5: The First Murderer
The Just War, Part 6: God’s First Command For Government
The Just War, Part 7: Why Did Israel Have To Fight?
Seeking God’s Will
The Just War, Part 8: The Unrighteous Just War
The Just War, Part 9: Being Like the Other Nations
The Just War, Part 10: Then Would My Servants Fight
The Just War, Part 11: The Politics Of This World
The Just War, Part 12: Willing Servants of Sin?
The Just War, Part 13: Daniel, Man of Politics