By David P. Gushee

ISBN-10: 1498216765

ISBN-13: 9781498216760

ISBN-10: 162564115X

ISBN-13: 9781625641151

This booklet includes fifteen essays initially provided at a convention on evangelical Christianity and worldwide peacemaking held at Georgetown college in September 2012, including a serious research of the gathering by way of the editor, David P. Gushee. The essays fall into different types: the 1st 4 essays basically interact theoretical matters within the ethics of conflict and peace, contemplating pacifism, simply warfare, and simply peacemaking techniques, all in modern US context. the opposite 11 essays provide glimpses into present evangelical peacemaking efforts being undertaken by way of members, congregations, parachurch agencies, and worldwide evangelical our bodies. the gathering as a complete offers massive awareness to Christian-Muslim kin and gives a few outstanding bills of evangelical peacemaking with Muslims and efforts to interact Islam as a dwelling spiritual culture. The concluding essay means that whereas evangelical peace and battle pondering can't break out the paradoxes and demanding situations that experience consistently bedeviled Christian theorizing approximately warfare, modern evangelical peacemaking efforts replicate monstrous growth in enforcing the unconventional love of Jesus Christ in one of the most tough contexts and conflicts in our global today.

Contributors include:

David P. Gushee
Lisa Sharon Harper
Eric Patterson
Glen Stassen
Geoff Tunnicliffe
Mark C. Johnson
Joseph Cumming
Douglas M. Johnson Jr.
David W. Shenk
Lisa R. Gibson
Sami Awad
Bob Roberts Jr.
David Beasley
Jim Wallis
Rick Love

"An vital contribution to an more and more energetic discussion at the implications for Christians of Jesus' command to like our enemies. Rigorous theology and robust own tales mix to create a considerable addition to evangelical peacemaking."
--Ron Sider, President Emeritus, Evangelicals for Social Action

"Evangelical Peacemakers educates and equips fans of Jesus approximately what it capability to stroll within the footsteps of the Prince of Peace in a war-torn international. With various views from best evangelicals, the booklet offers severe research and dialogue that support direct Christian knowing and motion in pursuit of world peace and justice. might this source function a rallying cry for evangelicals to be more and more engaged with peace-building efforts round the world!"
--Mae Elise Cannon, writer, Social Justice Handbook

"I have noticeable the rules of simply peacemaking (outlined during this ebook) remodel groups, and i've develop into confident that peacemaking is the innovative of Christian discipleship for the twenty-first century. This booklet bargains a considerate start line for somebody keen to stick with Jesus at the direction of peacemaking."
--Lynne Hybels, suggest for worldwide Engagement, Willow Creek neighborhood Church, Barrington, Illinois

David P. Gushee is extraordinary college Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the guts for Theology and Public lifestyles at Mercer collage, and the author/editor of fifteen books in Christian ethics. he's largely one among the prime ethical thinkers in evangelical Christianity.

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