Just War Theory (Christianity)

Welcome to our fifth lesson in the unit on religion, peace and conflict. We will be focusing on the Christian just war theory. Please make sure you have a pen and paper ready, and have cleared a quiet space for you to work in. If you have the TV or music on and can turn it off, please do. If you are not using your mobile phone for the lesson, it is best to put it to one side so you are not distracted by it. You will also need two different coloured pens: black or blue and another coloured pen, such as green or red. Click start when you are ready to think hard!

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of these terms is best defined by "a selfish desire for something"?

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Q2.Which of these terms is best defined by "deliberately harming someone/a group/a nation as a response to them harming you"?

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Q3.Which of these terms is best defined by "acting to prevent harm to yourself"?

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Q4.Which religions traditionally may accept that conflict may sometimes be necessary in order to defend yourself?

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Q5.Which religions would traditionally encourage retaliation?

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Q6.Which religions would traditionally accept greed as an acceptable motivation for war?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which of these terms is best defined by "a selfish desire for something"?

1/6

Q2.Which of these terms is best defined by "deliberately harming someone/a group/a nation as a response to them harming you"?

2/6

Q3.Which of these terms is best defined by "acting to prevent harm to yourself"?

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Q4.Which religions traditionally may accept that conflict may sometimes be necessary in order to defend yourself?

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Q5.Which religions would traditionally encourage retaliation?

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Q6.Which religions would traditionally accept greed as an acceptable motivation for war?

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Just war theory (Christianity)

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Q1.Which notable Christian thinker created the just war theory?

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Q2.What areas of conflict do rules of the just war theory cover?

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Q3.Which of these statements is true about how the concept of sanctity of life can be applied to the the just war theory.

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Q4.Which condition of the just war theory can be explained by the following text: "Started by the Government or rightful leader"

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Q5.Which condition of the just war theory can be explained by the following text: "Use a suitable amount of force, do not use excessive force"

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Q6.Which condition of the just war theory can be explained by the following text: "All other ways of solving the dispute must have been tried"

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Q7.Which condition of the just war theory can be explained by the following text: "Correcting an injustice, defending yourself or others"

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Quiz:

Just war theory (Christianity)

Check you can recall the key content from the lesson by completing this quiz

Q1.Which notable Christian thinker created the just war theory?

1/7

Q2.What areas of conflict do rules of the just war theory cover?

2/7

Q3.Which of these statements is true about how the concept of sanctity of life can be applied to the the just war theory.

3/7

Q4.Which condition of the just war theory can be explained by the following text: "Started by the Government or rightful leader"

4/7

Q5.Which condition of the just war theory can be explained by the following text: "Use a suitable amount of force, do not use excessive force"

5/7

Q6.Which condition of the just war theory can be explained by the following text: "All other ways of solving the dispute must have been tried"

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Q7.Which condition of the just war theory can be explained by the following text: "Correcting an injustice, defending yourself or others"

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Lesson summary: Just War Theory (Christianity)

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