Jesus and NonViolence: A Third Way  -     By: Walter Wink
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Jesus and NonViolence: A Third Way

Fortress Press / 2003 / Paperback

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More than ever, Walter Wink believes, the Christian tradition of nonviolence is needed as an alternative to the dominant and death-dealing "powers" of our consumerist culture and fractured world. In this small book Wink offers a precis of his whole thinking about this issue, including the relation of Jesus and his message to politics and nonviolence, the history of nonviolent efforts, and how nonviolence can win the day when others don't hesitate to resort to violence or terror to achieve their aims.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 7 X 4.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0800636090
ISBN-13: 9780800636098
Series: Facets

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In this small book, Wink shows that the Christian tradition of nonviolence is needed as an alternative to the dominant and death-dealing "powers" of our consumerist culture and fractured world.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 9, 2007
    David A. Jones
    David Flowers of Texas has committed the classic mistake which, I think, distinguishes and separates the African-American church from the church of the majority culture. This is the unnecessarily schismatic theological perspective of either/or rather than both/and regarding individual salvation and the pervasive transformative power of the gospel on the surrounding culture. It was Christianity that put an end to the gladiatorial spectacles of the Roman empire, created the system of higher education, hospitals, orphanages, the Red Cross, philanthropy, etc. I suggest that Mr. Flowers re-read Jesus' initial sermonic text in Luke chapter 4. If one does not completely spiritualize the text, but take a holistic view of Jesus' and the church's ministry, one cannot help but broaden one's view of the church's mission. I suggest that you see the upcoming film "Amazing Grace," about William Wilberforce and John Newton and see what the gospel can do to redeem the culture. I find it interesting that you used 2 non-white examples to make your point. The Holy Spirit used a promiscuous Jewish warrior-king to demonstrate the example of a "man after God's own heart." I recommend Wink's book, but do read it with discernment.
  2. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    November 29, 2006
    David D. Flowers
    I come away from Wink's book asking myself the question, "Did Jesus have social and political change in mind when he commanded his followers to love their enemies?" I hardly think so. Wink makes many good statements concerning the Christian and nonviolence. I enjoyed his interpretations of Jesus' examples (go two miles, turn the other cheek, etc.) However, I feel that his application is off the mark of Jesus' intended meaning. As Christians, we are not to concern ourselves with improving on the injustices of the day by beating them (worldly kingdoms) at their own game. Jesus would not, because he did not, ever shame someone into repentance. His motivation was strictly love of God and man. At times Jesus' actions toward an individual may have resulted in shame, but this was NOT his motivation. I disagree with Wink's use of "submission." He speaks of submission as if it is a weak thing to be despised. I don't believe his understanding of "submission" is New Testament. It seems that Wink is more concerned about causing social and political change through pacifism than he is to simply 'love your enemies' as evidence that we are the disciples of Christ who manifest the Gospel by our lives (Jn. 13:34-35). Wink uses an unbelieving Ghandi and a promiscious civil rights activist like King to reveal something of Jesus' Third Way. This should alert the reader to a misunderstanding of the Biblical text. Love's aim is not at temporarily changing the political oppresive systems in government by peaceful means, but at changing the heart of man for all eternity and bringing glory to God. Do we want peace on earth? Yes, but we recognize peace on earth is a very temporal thing. I disagree with Wink that we should follow Jesus "as best we can." The problems are resolved when we recognize that Christ's life is in us... we just need to walk in his Spirit and not in our flesh. We can do nothing. Our best is no good.
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