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Immoral authorities: crusades, jihad and just war rhetoric

Acuto, Michele


This paper highlights the relevance of moral authority, and the role that egoistic ethical claims have in waging war. This is done, in view of the just war tradition, by drawing a parallel between the crusades in the 'kingdom of heaven' proclaimed in 1095, and the present Islamic jihad, as well as the Bush administration's declaration of a war on terror. It maintains that the role of self-legitimized leaders is crucial in shaping the order of the jus ad bellum criteria, in both Christian and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Global Ethics
DOI: 10.1080/17449621003701469


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