The resonance of christian political conceptions within international humanitarian law
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Uganda's paper series on international humanitarian law, Vol. 1, No. 1, August 2013, p. 157-172
D. Brian Dennison
This paper presents conceptions from the Christian tradition that have special resonance modern International Humanitarian Law. The object of this paper supplies a lens that enables readers to detect the formative influence of unique Christian concepts. The conceptions from the Christian tradition presented include the Augustinian perspective on mortal and eternal life, the conception of a fallen world contrasted with a utopian vision, love as a motivation for peace, an expansive view of human community, the concept of role appropriate morality and the significance of outward signs and symbolism in the context of armed conflict.