The Nonviolent God

The Nonviolent God

J. Denny Weaver
The Nonviolent God

What the narrative of Jesus teaches us about the nonviolence of God and lived theology

This bold new statement on the nonviolence of God challenges long-standing assumptions of divine violence in theology, the violent God pictured in the Old Testament, and the supposed violence of God in Revelation. In The Nonviolent God J. Denny Weaver argues that since God is revealed in Jesus, the nonviolence of Jesus most truly reflects the character of God.

According to Weaver, the way Christians live -- Christian ethics -- is an ongoing expression of theology. Consequently, he suggests positive images of the reign of God made visible in the narrative of Jesus -- nonviolent practice, forgiveness and restorative justice, issues of racism and sexism, and more -- in order that Christians might live more peacefully.

Paperback; Published: 11/26/2013
316 Pages
Uitgever: Eerdmans
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6923-4

J. Denny Weaver, mennonitischer Theologe, Professor der Theologie

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