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By Tripp York,Justin Bronson Barringer,Stanley Hauerwas

ISBN-10: 1498214150

ISBN-13: 9781498214155

ISBN-10: 1610974999

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In "A religion no longer worthy combating For", editors Justin Bronson Barringer and Tripp York have assembled a few essays via pastors, activists, and students to be able 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 provide an explanation for why the nonviolent direction of Jesus is an critical point 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 knowing of what it potential 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 may you do if a person have been attacking a family member, what approximately Hitler, and didn’t Jesus chase humans from the temple with a whip? by means of countering universal objections to the Christian peace witness, the publication endeavors to assist either pacifists and nonpacifists alike achieve a deeper knowing of the way a Christian dedication to nonviolence might be enacted and supported. specially robust essays contain “What approximately warfare and Violence within the previous Testament?” via Ingrid Lilly (Western Kentucky collage) and “Didn’t Jesus Say He got here to not carry Peace, yet a Sword?” via 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, probably, diverse, full of life, and concept scary. The publication contains an advent via Stanley Hauerwas (War and the yank distinction) and an afterword through Shane Claiborne (Irresistible Revolution).
—Publishers Weekly

“Addressing oft-heard questions posed to Christians who refuse to kill, this can be a must-read e-book for all Christians occupying church pews or sitting in the back of desks in collage study rooms. . . . no matter if one doesn't trust every thing written right here (and I don't), "A religion now not worthy struggling with For" helpfully clarifies the theology of Christian nonviolence which will foster further—and expectantly fruitful—conversation.”
—Tobias Winright
Associate Professor of Theological Ethics, Saint Louis University

“This booklet addresses the predictable questions posed to pacifists. Having spoken publicly enormous quantities of instances and in diverse contexts on pacifism, i do know this. in spite of the fact that, having learn largely as regards to the Christian religion and violence, I additionally comprehend that this booklet is an extraordinary deal with. For it bargains mature, conscientiously thought of reflections in this commonplace set of matters. this is often nearly extraordinary; this booklet is a useful resource.”
—Mark Thiessen Nation
Professor of Theology, jap Mennonite University

“'A religion worthy scuffling with For' is far 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. near to any attainable objection to Christian pacifism is considered—and overcome.”
—Ted Grimsrud, Professor of Theology and Peace experiences, jap Mennonite University

Tripp York teaches within the spiritual reviews division at Virginia Wesleyan collage in Norfolk, VA. he's the writer and editor of diverse books together with "Third approach 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 group Formation. He has been a missionary in China and Greece, labored extensively
among homeless humans in Nashville, and served at mercy and justice organisations just like the Dream middle and Sojourners.

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