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- “An Introduction to the Just War Tradition”, by John F. Coverdale, Pace International Law Review, Volume 16, Issue 2 (Fall 2004): pp. 221-277. Available in pdf format at Pace Law School.
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“Every trumpet blew, and every jar was shattered against its neighbour; and on three sides of the camp, after the crashing of the jars, men stood there with torches in their left hands, and ringing trumpets in their right; and now the cry came, Your swords, now! For the Lord and for Gedeon!” (Judges vii, 19-20. Italics supplied.)
“A good conscience has no need to go in fear of the magistrate, as a bad conscience does… [I]t is not for nothing that he bears the sword; he is God’s minister still, to inflict punishment on the wrong-doer”. (Romans xiii, 3-4)