God Without Violence: Following A Nonviolent God in a Violent World
J. Denny Weaver
Paperback: Cascade Books, 2016
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Reviewed by: Michelle Wilbert
In the wake of the recent election, the topics of nonviolence and nonviolent direct action have seen renewed interest in the liberal Christian community—and for good reason as divisions deepen and rage and rancor dominate our civil discourse. What is also occurring is a broader conversation about systemic violence, verbal and emotional abuse and coercion and a long overdue examination of the violence inherent in our religious historical narrative and its impact on culture and society. Religious violence is on the upswing and a new ways of understanding and living out our inherited religious and theological story is necessary.