Judging by the amount of hits over the past few days, as well as the discussion that followed, the post The Cross Lost seemed to arouse a bit of interest in the issue of non-violence...
So here's an idea.
Clint Walker brought up the book What About Hitler?: Wrestling with Jesus's Call to Nonviolence in an Evil World as a possible interesting read on the subject. Anybody up for reading the book together and then opening it up for a discussion here on the blog? Here's the description of the book from Amazon:
Must Christians always turn the other cheek and resist violence? Is it ever justifiable for Christians to retaliate in the face of evil? Philosopher Robert Brimlow struggles with these questions in What about Hitler? The author skillfully integrates meditations on scriptural passages, personal reflections on his own challenges to live nonviolently, and a hard-hitting philosophical examination of pacifism and just-war doctrine. Both Christian pacifists and defenders of just-war theory will appreciate this book.
I just ordered my copy. Anybody with me?