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

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ISBN-13: 9781498214155

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In "A religion no longer worthy battling For", editors Justin Bronson Barringer and Tripp York have assembled a couple of essays by means of pastors, activists, and students on the way to handle 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 doubtless provocatively—attempt to give an explanation for why the nonviolent direction of Jesus is an crucial point of Christian discipleship. by means of addressing misconceptions approximately Christian pacifism, in addition to real-life violent occasions, this ebook would definitely problem the reader's simple figuring out of what it potential to be a follower of Jesus.

Contributors comprise: 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 recent essays, theologians respond to such demanding situations to Christian pacifism as what might 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 ebook endeavors to aid either pacifists and nonpacifists alike achieve a deeper knowing of ways a Christian dedication to nonviolence could be enacted and supported. specially powerful essays comprise “What approximately struggle and Violence within the outdated Testament?” through Ingrid Lilly (Western Kentucky college) and “Didn’t Jesus Say He got here to not convey Peace, yet a Sword?” by way of Samuel Wells (Be now not Afraid), which mixes a detailed analyzing of the biblical textual content with a latest representation of the variation among appeasement and a principled peace stance. The essays are, in most cases, diverse, full of life, and concept frightening. The e-book contains an creation by way of Stanley Hauerwas (War and the yank 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 at the back of desks in collage study rooms. . . . whether one doesn't trust every thing written the following (and I don't), "A religion no longer worthy battling For" helpfully clarifies the theology of Christian nonviolence with the intention to foster further—and optimistically fruitful—conversation.”
—Tobias Winright
Associate Professor of Theological Ethics, Saint Louis University

“This e-book addresses the predictable questions posed to pacifists. Having spoken publicly countless numbers of instances and in diverse contexts on pacifism, i do know this. although, having learn greatly as regards to the Christian religion and violence, I additionally recognize that this publication is a unprecedented deal with. For it deals mature, rigorously thought of reflections in this regular set of matters. this can be nearly unparalleled; this ebook is a invaluable resource.”
—Mark Thiessen Nation
Professor of Theology, jap Mennonite University

“'A religion worthy battling For' is way wanted. Its essays supply readers with transparent pondering and ethical seriousness that problem all fans of Jesus to trip with him within the methods of peace. on the subject of any attainable objection to Christian pacifism is considered—and overcome.”
—Ted Grimsrud, Professor of Theology and Peace reports, 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 manner Allegiance", "Living on desire 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 workplace of worldwide group Formation. He has been a missionary in China and Greece, labored extensively
among homeless humans in Nashville, and served at mercy and justice firms just like the Dream middle and Sojourners.

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