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Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Your machine-gunner is a poor example. Just War isn't about soldiers not doing short-sighted things. It's more about whether the machine-gunner, ordered to fire indiscriminately into a town where there are known to be civilians, should do it.
Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Just War doctrine doesn't seek to lay down a specific set of tactics that are allowable in response to specific enemy tactics. Rather it lays down principles under which war should be conducted. It would be unreasonable to expect a doctrine essentially formulated many centuries ago to lay down specific responses.
Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
I downvoted because you seem to be under the impression that "Just War" principles only apply when both sides are "playing by the rules", and that proponents might want to make a specific exception for terrorism. This has never been the case. Proponents of Just War have applied it to all kinds of wars over the last thousand years, some of which frankly make modern-day terrorism look like a picnic. So the answer to your question is "They apply it in exactly the same way as they do every other kind of war".
Sep
10
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
10
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Why do you think that an 'asymmetric' war is any different to any other war, in terms of the principles under which it should be run?
Sep
9
comment Anglican Minor Orders?
Me too, and I only found out by accidentally reading the Wikipedia article. :-)
Sep
8
comment Alpha, Omega, & everlasting God?
It is widely accepted among most branches of Christianity that Jesus is eternal.
Sep
8
comment Anglican Minor Orders?
This Wikipedia article explicitly states that the Anglican church abolished the minor offices. However it does have the office of "Lay Reader", who is more than a scripture reader and is permitted to perform several forms of worship service.
Sep
7
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
25
awarded  Yearling
Aug
21
comment When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?
@LCIII Paul certainly had a formal education. If you are wondering why there was no formal Christian education in biblical times, that's because there were no Christian institutions in NT times that could have provided a formal education. If you consider the Rabbinical model of teaching to be 'formal', then all the disciples received formal teaching using that model from Jesus.
Aug
18
revised When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?
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revised When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?
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Aug
18
answered When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?
Aug
12
comment What is the difference between a Christian and a Messianic Jew?
There are those who are Christian and ethnically Jewish who do NOT self-identify as Messianic Jews. Doing so is partly about wishing to retain - at least partly - your identity as a Jew, and partly as a statement of belief that Christianity is the fulfilment of Judaism, not just 'another religion'.
Aug
11
answered What is the message of the Gospel according to Theistic Evolutionists?
Aug
7
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How is rosary different from chanting Mantra?
Aug
7
revised How is rosary different from chanting Mantra?
If you are not asking about the Matthew verse, don't include it
Aug
6
revised What does the Bible say about praying too much?
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Aug
2
comment Where is this C.S. Lewis quote from?
Just what I'd expect from someone called Mr. Bultitude.