Tripp York,Justin Bronson Barringer,Stanley Hauerwas's A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked PDF

By Tripp York,Justin Bronson Barringer,Stanley Hauerwas

In "A religion no longer worthy combating For", editors Justin Bronson Barringer and Tripp York have assembled a couple of essays through pastors, activists, and students so as to deal with the typical questions and objections leveled opposed to the Christian perform of nonviolence. Assuming that the command to like one's enemies is on the middle of the Gospel, those writers rigorously, faithfully—and without doubt provocatively—attempt to give an explanation for why the nonviolent course of Jesus is an crucial element of Christian discipleship. by means of addressing misconceptions approximately Christian pacifism, in addition to real-life violent occasions, this e-book would certainly problem the reader's simple realizing of what it skill to be a follower of Jesus.

Contributors comprise: 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 could you do if somebody have been attacking a family member, 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 e-book endeavors to aid either pacifists and nonpacifists alike achieve a deeper knowing of ways a Christian dedication to nonviolence should be enacted and supported. particularly powerful essays contain “What approximately conflict and Violence within the outdated Testament?” by way of Ingrid Lilly (Western Kentucky collage) and “Didn’t Jesus Say He got here to not convey Peace, yet a Sword?” by means of Samuel Wells (Be now not 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, commonly, various, full of life, and idea upsetting. The e-book comprises an advent via Stanley Hauerwas (War and the yankee distinction) and an afterword by way of Shane Claiborne (Irresistible Revolution).
—Publishers Weekly

“Addressing oft-heard questions posed to Christians who refuse to kill, it is a must-read publication for all Christians occupying church pews or sitting in the back of desks in university study rooms. . . . whether one doesn't consider every little thing written right here (and I don't), "A religion now not worthy combating For" helpfully clarifies the theology of Christian nonviolence as a way to foster further—and confidently fruitful—conversation.”
—Tobias Winright
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 broadly with reference to the Christian religion and violence, I additionally comprehend that this ebook is an extraordinary deal with. For it bargains mature, conscientiously thought of reflections in this normal set of concerns. this is often virtually remarkable; this ebook is a precious resource.”
—Mark Thiessen Nation
Professor of Theology, jap Mennonite University

“'A religion worthy struggling with For' is far wanted. Its essays offer 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 reports division at Virginia Wesleyan university in Norfolk, VA. he's the writer and editor of diverse books together with "Third method Allegiance", "Living on desire whereas residing 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 workplace 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 enterprises just like the Dream heart and Sojourners.

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