Sacramentum Mundi Online

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In all probability the problem of the right of resistance will become progressively more urgent. The utopian hope of radical pacifists that the abolition of armies and official wars would suffice to secure final and lasting peace, collapses because of the ontological structure of human nature as a result of which everybody in his bodily nature is restricted to a point in space and time, exposed to the attack of a physical force and dependent on power for effective protection. When the ancient Ro…

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Werner Schöllgen, “Resistance”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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