By Jacques. Ellul

On a topic that has created substantial uncertainty and uneasiness between many Christians, Jacques Ellul brings to endure the daring research and the bright readability of argument which are linked to his exclusive experiences on modern social questions. After surveying traditionally some of the techniques of Christians to violence, Ellul examines extensive present statements by way of Christians condoning or accepting violence. He then contrasts, with penetrating perception, the dynamics of violence and the transparent calls for of the Gospel. In a concluding bankruptcy he eloquently units forth the actually detailed nature of Christian radicalism and the violence of affection. Of convenience to neither correct nor Left as such, this Gospel-centered research of the advanced factor of violence today-deftly translated through Cecilia Gaul Kings-is a forceful, unique contribution to the continuing dialogue of the problem in church and society.

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