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1

For Most Christians, the Teachings of ________ make it Clear that the Use of Violence is Very __________ Justified.

Jesus...Rarely...

2

People Often Claim that the Old Testament is Full of __________ War on Behalf of God. The Old Testament Describes a Number of ___________.

Violent...Battles...

3

A Verse that is Often Quoted From the Old Testament is "An Eye For An _____, A Tooth For A ________", which is Sometimes Taken to Mean that it's Acceptable to Return ____________ with Violence.

Eye...Tooth...Violence...

4

What is Holy War?

Fighting for a Religious Cause or God, Probably Controlled by a Religious Leader.

5

The _____________ are the Best Examples of a Holy War.

Crusades.

6

Arguments in Favour of the Crusades were Strongly Presented by St Bernard in the 12th Century, who Built His Case on the Two Points of the Just War Theory:

- The Crusaders were Aiming to Fight Injustice.
- The Crusades were Authorised by the Pope.

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St Bernard Argued that the Crusaders were Fighting on the Side of __________, Against the Powers of Darkness, to Protect and Spread the _____________ of God on Earth. However, this Initial Religious Intention Quickly _________________ Beneath Political and Power Struggles as the War _______________.

Christ...Kingdom...Disappeared...Developed...

8

The Concept of Holy War doesn't Feature Widely in Current Christian __________, but that doesn't Mean that Christians are Happy to see their Faith _____________.

Belief...Attacked...