THEOLOGY, HISTORY, and ETHICS
A FIELD GUIDE TO CHRISTIAN NONVIOLENCE Key Thinkers, Activists, and Movements
for the Gospel of Peace David C. Cramer and Myles Werntz
Christian nonviolence is not a settled position but a vibrant and living tradition that includes mystics, feminists, liberation theologians, civil rights activists, Niebuhrian realists, and more. This book offers a concise introduction to the variety of recent movements within the broad stream of Christian nonviolence. Since the 1980s, there has been an explosion of writings on Christian nonviolence, yet no work exists to make sense of this plurality or to orient newcomers to the resources available to think faithfully and critically through what it means to be a proponent of Christian nonviolence. This book provides such an introduction for professors, students, scholars, and lay readers. The authors explore the myriad biblical, theological, and practical dimensions of Christian nonviolence as represented by a variety of twentieth- and twenty-first-century thinkers and movements, including pre- viously underrepresented voices. They invite readers to explore the tradition and to discover how they might live out the gospel in our modern world.
DAVID C. CRAMER (PhD, Baylor University) is managing editor at the Institute of Mennonite Studies, sessional lecturer at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, and teaching pastor at Keller Park Church in South Bend, Indiana. MYLES WERNTZ (PhD, Baylor University) is director of Baptist studies and associate professor of theology at Abilene Christian University.
FEBRUARY 2022 • 208 pp. • paper • $21.99 • 9781540960122
Introduction 1. Nonviolence of Christian Discipleship: Following Jesus in a World at War 2. Nonviolence as Christian Virtue: Becoming a Peaceable People 3. Nonviolence of Christian Mysticism: Uniting with the God of Peace 4. Apocalyptic Nonviolence: Exposing the Power of Death 5. Realist Nonviolence: Creating Just Peace in a Fallen World 6. Nonviolence as Political Practice: Bringing Nonviolence into the Public Square 7. Liberationist Nonviolence: Disrupting the Spiral of Violence 8. Christian Antiviolence: Resisting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Conclusion Index
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