On The Law Of War And Peace

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Kessinger Publishing, 2004 - Philosophy - 343 pages
But as in those early times, when men were few, and aggressions rare, there was less occasion for examples, God restrained by an express commandment the impulse of nature which appeared lawful, he forbad any one to kill the murderer, at the same time prohibiting all intercourse with him, even so far as not to touch him.

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