By Tripp York,Justin Bronson Barringer,Stanley Hauerwas
Contributors contain: Andy Alexis-Baker, Gregory A. Boyd, Robert Brimlow, Lee C. Camp, Shane Clairborne, John expensive, 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 recent essays, theologians respond to such demanding situations to Christian pacifism as what may you do if an individual have been attacking a friend, what approximately Hitler, and didn’t Jesus chase humans from the temple with a whip? through countering universal objections to the Christian peace witness, the publication endeavors to aid either pacifists and nonpacifists alike achieve a deeper knowing of the way a Christian dedication to nonviolence will be enacted and supported. particularly robust essays comprise “What approximately struggle and Violence within the previous Testament?” by means of Ingrid Lilly (Western Kentucky college) and “Didn’t Jesus Say He got here to not deliver Peace, yet a Sword?” by way of Samuel Wells (Be now not Afraid), which mixes an in depth analyzing of the biblical textual content with a latest representation of the adaptation among appeasement and a principled peace stance. The essays are, usually, various, full of life, and notion scary. The e-book contains an advent through Stanley Hauerwas (War and the yank distinction) and an afterword by way of Shane Claiborne (Irresistible Revolution).
“Addressing oft-heard questions posed to Christians who refuse to kill, it is a must-read e-book for all Christians occupying church pews or sitting in the back of desks in university school rooms. . . . whether one doesn't accept as true with every thing written right here (and I don't), "A religion no longer worthy struggling with For" helpfully clarifies the theology of Christian nonviolence as a way to foster further—and optimistically fruitful—conversation.”
Associate Professor of Theological Ethics, Saint Louis University
“This e-book addresses the predictable questions posed to pacifists. Having spoken publicly hundreds of thousands of occasions and in various contexts on pacifism, i do know this. despite the fact that, having learn largely near to the Christian religion and violence, I additionally be aware of that this publication is an extraordinary deal with. For it bargains mature, rigorously thought of reflections in this commonplace set of concerns. this can be virtually extraordinary; this ebook is a beneficial resource.”
—Mark Thiessen Nation
Professor of Theology, jap Mennonite University
“'A religion worthy battling For' is way 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. near to any attainable objection to Christian pacifism is considered—and overcome.”
—Ted Grimsrud, Professor of Theology and Peace stories, japanese Mennonite University
Tripp York teaches within the non secular stories division at Virginia Wesleyan collage in Norfolk, VA. he's the writer and editor of diverse books together with "Third method Allegiance", "Living on wish whereas dwelling in Babylon", and "The satan Wears Nada."
Justin Bronson Barringer is a graduate pupil at Asbury Theological Seminary the place he additionally works for the place of work of world group Formation. He has been a missionary in China and Greece, labored extensively
among homeless humans in Nashville, and served at mercy and justice enterprises just like the Dream heart and Sojourners.
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