PEACE OF ESCAPE AND PEACE OF CONQUEST VIS-À-VIS JUST WAR THEORY: A STUDY OF JOHN 14:27

Authors

  • Dominic Obielosi Department of Religion and Human Relations Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State
  • Justice Ihetu Department of Religion and Human Relations Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State
  • Chiamaka Chigboh Department of Religion and Human Relations Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State

Keywords:

Peace, War, Just War Theory, pacifism, Exegesis

Abstract

Deep in the heart of every man is the desire for peace and progress. The same could be said of the world at large at least in principle. It is considered a necessity such that war is often resorted to as a way to actualize this utmost desire. In fact, people like George Washington is quoted as believing that to be prepared for war is one of the effective means of preserving peace. The world wars; civil wars in different countries; tribal and inter-tribal wars are all geared towards realization of peace, unfortunately, the best thing that war has only given mankind is peace of escape. Martin Luther (Jr.) observes that war is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity; it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it. The researcher without submitting to pacifism believes that what the world needs is peace of conquest rather peace of escape. Thus, this paper employs exegetical lens to examine John 14,27 from the backdrop of Just War Theory. It projects Peace of Conquest as the ultimate solution to mankind’s quest for peace. It also tenders six action plans as recommendation to the actualization of this all-important peace of conquest. This is followed by evaluation and conclusion

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Published

03/26/2024

How to Cite

Obielosi, D. ., Ihetu , J. ., & Chigboh, C. . (2024). PEACE OF ESCAPE AND PEACE OF CONQUEST VIS-À-VIS JUST WAR THEORY: A STUDY OF JOHN 14:27. Advance Journal Of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 7(2), 28–48. Retrieved from https://aspjournals.org/ajahss/index.php/ajahss/article/view/67

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