Did our modern understanding of just war originate with Augustine? In this sweeping reevaluation of the evidence, Phillip Wynn uncovers a nuanced story of Augustine's thoughts on war and military service, and gives us a more complete and complex picture of this important topic. Deeply rooted in the development of Christian thought this reengagement with Augustine is essential reading.
Phillip Wynn completed his Ph.D. at Notre Dame under the direction of Thomas F. X. Noble and has been awarded a fellowship as Fulbright scholar in residence at Ben Gurion University in Beersheva, Israel. He has published articles on historiography and the history of ideas in the late antique and early medieval periods.