By Tripp York,Justin Bronson Barringer,Stanley Hauerwas

In "A religion no longer worthy scuffling with For", editors Justin Bronson Barringer and Tripp York have assembled a couple of essays through pastors, activists, and students for you 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 center of the Gospel, those writers conscientiously, faithfully—and without doubt provocatively—attempt to give an explanation for why the nonviolent course of Jesus is an indispensable point of Christian discipleship. through addressing misconceptions approximately Christian pacifism, in addition to real-life violent events, this ebook would certainly problem the reader's uncomplicated knowing of what it ability to be a follower of Jesus.

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 might 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 e-book endeavors to assist either pacifists and nonpacifists alike achieve a deeper knowing of ways a Christian dedication to nonviolence may be enacted and supported. specially powerful essays comprise “What approximately battle and Violence within the previous Testament?” by way 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 a detailed analyzing of the biblical textual content with a latest representation of the adaptation among appeasement and a principled peace stance. The essays are, often, assorted, energetic, and idea frightening. The ebook contains an creation by means of Stanley Hauerwas (War and the yank distinction) and an afterword by means 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 collage study rooms. . . . no matter if one doesn't accept as true with every thing written right here (and I don't), "A religion now not worthy scuffling with For" helpfully clarifies the theology of Christian nonviolence that allows you to foster further—and confidently fruitful—conversation.”
—Tobias Winright
Associate Professor of Theological Ethics, Saint Louis University

“This publication addresses the predictable questions posed to pacifists. Having spoken publicly 1000s of occasions and in diverse contexts on pacifism, i do know this. besides the fact that, having learn broadly just about the Christian religion and violence, I additionally comprehend that this ebook is a unprecedented deal with. For it deals mature, rigorously thought of reflections in this normal set of concerns. this can be nearly extraordinary; this ebook is a worthy resource.”
—Mark Thiessen Nation
Professor of Theology, japanese Mennonite University

“'A religion worthy combating For' is far wanted. Its essays offer readers with transparent pondering 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 reviews, jap Mennonite University

Tripp York teaches within the spiritual stories division at Virginia Wesleyan university in Norfolk, VA. he's the writer and editor of various books together with "Third means Allegiance", "Living on desire 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 workplace 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 businesses just like the Dream heart and Sojourners.

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