Salvation, Violence and Nonviolence

Substantive Answers for Serious Seekers
Pages: 333


Few issues go deeper to the core of Christian conscience and ethics than the subject of nonviolence. In fact, as this book reveals, it ultimately cuts to the very heart of the meaning of Christian salvation.

In answering over a hundred common questions and arguments put forth against nonviolence and nonresistance, Salvation, Violence and Nonviolence explores the underlying, and usually unexamined, assumptions and beliefs that motivate both sides in the conflict. Going far beyond the perspective of a simplistic and fashionable pacifism, the view presented here reveals a conviction tempered by the stark realities of history. The answers presented in this book did not emerge from an attempt to withdraw from history or to become isolated from world events, but from a genuine engagement with the political, economic and social structures that many feel are driving the world toward crisis.

This is a book for those seeking to better understand the relationship humankind has with a transcendent purpose for history and a resolution to the most salient paradoxes concerning the use of violence in both the Old and New Testaments. The questions and answers posed in Salvation, Violence and Nonviolence will help readers to deepen their convictions and may even revolutionize their entire understanding of what it truly means to be in the kingdom of God.


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Blair Adams is a minister, author, artist, father and grandfather from central Texas. In 1973, Blair founded the Christian community now known as Homestead Heritage, a flourishing intentional agrarian community that has now spawned several more expressions across the U.S. and around the world. Drawing from his personal experience and decades of research, Blair has authored scores of books mostly directed towards the restoration of an authentic Christian culture. His works span a breadth of related topics, including education, history, religion, and family and community life. (Read more about Blair Adams)