"The basic thesis of Hauerwas’ book is the possibility of the church being a social ethic (rather than 'having' a social ethic) through an understanding of Israel as the story of God and Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection as the primary means by which we live within a peaceable (pacifist) kingdom."
"I cannot begin to suggest the book highly enough to people of all theological traditions. Hauerwas has made one of the classical arguments for Christian non-violence articulately and honestly. The book has helped me recently to form my thoughts in my own relationships and community in regard to many difficult decisions."Read the rest of the review
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