What would happen if Christians assumed that their allegiance to God, their identity with Christ, and their commitment to the church would inevitably lead them to respond to the worlds pain differently because of their faith? In the face of violence, are there any options open to the Christian believer other than the "default" impulse toward patriotic unity and a steely determination to exact "an eye for an eye"?
A must-read for anyone concerned about the endless cycles of wars and violence, and the possibility that Gods love is stronger than our societys current answers.
I read this book because some people that are pacifists wanted to discuss both sides (I served in the Marine Corps before becoming a pastor). Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by Tobin B. Crenshaw
Most of the thinkers and writers championing the case for Christian pacifism, while nuanced and intellectually capable, lack any forthcoming advice when it comes to practically... Read morePublished on July 23, 2010 by D S