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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 few essays via 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 doubtless provocatively—attempt to provide an explanation for why the nonviolent direction of Jesus is an necessary element of Christian discipleship. by way of addressing misconceptions approximately Christian pacifism, in addition to real-life violent occasions, this ebook would certainly problem the reader's easy 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 may you do if a person have been attacking a friend, 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 ebook endeavors to assist either pacifists and nonpacifists alike achieve a deeper figuring out of the way a Christian dedication to nonviolence should be enacted and supported. specifically robust essays contain “What approximately struggle and Violence within the previous Testament?” through Ingrid Lilly (Western Kentucky college) and “Didn’t Jesus Say He got here to not deliver Peace, yet a Sword?” through Samuel Wells (Be no longer Afraid), which mixes an in depth examining of the biblical textual content with a latest representation of the variation among appeasement and a principled peace stance. The essays are, regularly, assorted, full of life, and inspiration upsetting. The ebook contains an creation through Stanley Hauerwas (War and the yankee distinction) and an afterword through 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. . . . whether one doesn't consider every little thing written right here (and I don't), "A religion no longer worthy struggling with For" helpfully clarifies the theology of Christian nonviolence for you to 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 countless numbers of occasions and in diverse contexts on pacifism, i do know this. even though, having learn broadly just about the Christian religion and violence, I additionally be aware of that this e-book is an extraordinary deal with. For it bargains mature, conscientiously thought of reflections in this typical set of concerns. this can be nearly exceptional; this publication is a invaluable resource.”
—Mark Thiessen Nation
Professor of Theology, jap Mennonite University

“'A religion worthy struggling with For' is way 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. as regards 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 non secular experiences division at Virginia Wesleyan university in Norfolk, VA. he's the writer and editor of diverse books together with "Third manner 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 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 companies just like the Dream middle and Sojourners.

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