By Tripp York,Justin Bronson Barringer,Stanley Hauerwas
Contributors contain: Andy Alexis-Baker, Gregory A. Boyd, Robert Brimlow, Lee C. Camp, Shane Clairborne, John pricey, Amy Laura corridor, J. Nelson Kraybill, D. Stephen lengthy, Gerald W. Schlabach, Ingrid E. Lilly, Kara Slad, and C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell.
In this anthology of latest essays, theologians respond to such demanding situations to Christian pacifism as what may you do if an individual have been attacking a family member, what approximately Hitler, and didn’t Jesus chase humans from the temple with a whip? via countering universal objections to the Christian peace witness, the publication endeavors to assist either pacifists and nonpacifists alike achieve a deeper knowing of the way a Christian dedication to nonviolence should be enacted and supported. particularly powerful essays contain “What approximately struggle and Violence within the outdated Testament?” via Ingrid Lilly (Western Kentucky collage) and “Didn’t Jesus Say He got here to not carry Peace, yet a Sword?” via Samuel Wells (Be no longer Afraid), which mixes a detailed studying of the biblical textual content with a latest representation of the variation among appeasement and a principled peace stance. The essays are, generally, assorted, vigorous, and concept scary. The publication contains an advent via Stanley Hauerwas (War and the yank distinction) and an afterword through Shane Claiborne (Irresistible Revolution).
“Addressing oft-heard questions posed to Christians who refuse to kill, it is a must-read booklet for all Christians occupying church pews or sitting at the back of desks in collage school rooms. . . . whether one doesn't accept as true with every little thing written right here (and I don't), "A religion no longer worthy scuffling with For" helpfully clarifies the theology of Christian nonviolence so that it will foster further—and optimistically fruitful—conversation.”
Associate Professor of Theological Ethics, Saint Louis University
“This ebook addresses the predictable questions posed to pacifists. Having spoken publicly 1000's of occasions and in various contexts on pacifism, i do know this. despite the fact that, having learn commonly as regards to the Christian religion and violence, I additionally recognize that this ebook is an extraordinary deal with. For it bargains mature, conscientiously thought of reflections in this ordinary set of matters. this can be virtually unparalleled; this e-book is a important resource.”
—Mark Thiessen Nation
Professor of Theology, japanese Mennonite University
“'A religion worthy struggling with For' is far wanted. Its essays supply readers with transparent considering and ethical seriousness that problem all fans of Jesus to trip with him within the methods of peace. almost about any attainable objection to Christian pacifism is considered—and overcome.”
—Ted Grimsrud, Professor of Theology and Peace reviews, japanese Mennonite University
Tripp York teaches within the spiritual stories division at Virginia Wesleyan collage in Norfolk, VA. he's the writer and editor of various books together with "Third means Allegiance", "Living on wish whereas residing in Babylon", and "The satan Wears Nada."
Justin Bronson Barringer is a graduate scholar at Asbury Theological Seminary the place he additionally works for the place of work of worldwide neighborhood Formation. He has been a missionary in China and Greece, labored extensively
among homeless humans in Nashville, and served at mercy and justice businesses just like the Dream middle and Sojourners.
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