2 edition of Was Jesus a pacifist? found in the catalog.
Was Jesus a pacifist?
Gordon, George A.
by Printed for the Standing committee of the Old South society by the Plimpton press in Norwood, Mass
Written in English
|LC Classifications||BS2417.P2 G6|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||16|
|LC Control Number||17008728|
Jesus’ scathing rebuke of the scribes and Pharisees in Chapter 23 of Matthew is hardly a portrayal of Jesus as a “politically correct pacifist!” Although Jesus may be depicted in our day and age by “pen” and “picture” (writings and illustrations) as a wispy, harmless, weak wimp, nothing could be . Was Jesus a "Pacifist"? Febru 0 Comments It has become fashionable and commonplace, in our world today, for those who are liberals (both in politics and religion) to claim that Jesus was a pacifist, and therefore we should never be involved in war, or in defending our homes against criminals.
So while some would argue on the basis of selected verses that Jesus was a pacifist, the God He represented certainly wasn't. #18 adrian, adrian Well-Known Member. Was Jesus a Pacifist? (9/28/03) Words of Life: Matthew Rev. Gary Cox — Wichita, Kansas. University Congregational Church. I imagine that most people read the title of today’s sermon—Was Jesus a Pacifist?—and think the answer is “yes.” Well, not so fast.
In Three Jesus Certitudes Leonard J. Swidler makes a case for three claims: 1) that Jesus was a pacifist, 2) that he was a feminist, and 3) that women followers were the true founders of Christianity! Each claim is of current interest regardless of whether one totally agrees with the author. The book is follow-up to his previous book, Jesus Was a Feminist (). It is impossible to read the book of Revelation without seeing the Lamb of God in His role as the Lion of Judah (Revelation ; –15). The imagery is clear that Jesus will overcome His enemies with war (Revelation –21). This is the same Jesus who is .
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Jesus’ disciples owned weapons, which conflicts with the idea that Jesus was a pacifist. On the night Jesus was betrayed, He even told His followers to bring swords. They had two, which Jesus claimed was enough (Luke –39).
As Jesus was being arrested, Peter drew his sword and wounded one of the men present (John ). Matthew Fleischer's "Jesus the Pacifist" is a natural sequel to his thoughtful "The Old Testament Case for Nonviolence." That book shows what God was doing in the Old Testament and how it prepared Israel for the coming of Jesus.
In this new book, Fleischer examines Jesus's teachings about how we should treat others: basically, the golden rule/5(13). Was Jesus a pacifist. A pacifist is Was Jesus a pacifist? book defined as a person who is opposed to the use of violence for any reason.
According to this definition, Jesus could not be defined as a pacifist. Why not. First, Matthew teaches, "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth.
I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. Jesus was not a pacifist, even though He chose to passively submit His life to save those who trust in Him. For more information about the reliability of the New Testament gospels and the case for Christianity, please read Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the.
This article addressing whether Jesus was a pacifist first appeared in the Fall issue of Providence’s print read the original in a PDF format, click receive a complete copy of future issues as soon as they are published, subscribe for only $28 a year. INTRODUCTION.
God through Jesus reveals Himself as a true pacifist. This does not mean He is passive, but that He is actively non-violent. There are many big names out there that have provided a solid interpretation of pacifism in the Bible, but Matthew has accomplished with this book (and his previous one) what many others have not: make it easy /5.
Jesus himself drove the thieves away from the temple with a whip (John ) and Paul at times insisted on his rights as a Roman citizen (Acts ; cf. also the interesting instance of ). Jesus is using hyperbole to illustrate what our primary disposition and attitude should be, not to say that we should literally give in to every.
The previous sections in this book have provided strong prima facie evidence from Jesus’ background context and the earliest foreground interpretation of his legacy, that he was not a pacifist. Now a positive explication of Jesus’ teaching and example are needed.
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Jesus and Pacifism: An Exegetical and Historical Investigation Andrew A. Fulford In recent decades, the ideal of pacifism has gone from the margins to the mainstream, first among liberal Protestantism and more recently among evangelicals as well.
Christian pacifism is the theological and ethical position that any form of violence is incompatible with the Christian faith. Christian pacifists state that Jesus himself was a pacifist who taught and practiced pacifism and that his followers must do likewise.
Notable Christian pacifists include Martin Luther King, Jr., Leo Tolstoy, and Ammon Hennacy. Was Jesus a pacifist. Understanding just-war theory in a nuclear age. Vladimir Mauricio-Perez. raising points that he also addresses in his book Dorothy Day: An Introduction to Her Life and Thought, a volume written on the American Catholic journalist and pacifist in process of canonization.
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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central /5(2). The teaching and example of Jesus. Jesus taught that the right response to aggression is love, not hate. “Do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew “Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew First, let me say that this review of the book Jesus the Pacifist: A Concise Guide to His Radical Nonviolence by Matthew Curtis Fleischer doesn’t necessarily reflect the view, opinions, and ideas of the Veritas Community as a whole.
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I hear the claim, “Jesus wasn’t a pacifist!” a lot. But is it true. Was Jesus a pacifist, or not. What we know about Jesus comes to us from the four New Testament Gospel accounts, so that is where we must look for our answer—especially to those of us who would affirm the inspiration and authority of the Christian Scriptures.
However, first the word pacifism: it’s a deceptive word. Many people over the years have seen Jesus as a pacifist — and for good reason. Here was a man who apparently was willing to die rather than defend himself, a man who taught his disciples not to kill, not to resist evil, to love their enemies, not to fear those who kill the body, and that only those who are willing to lose their lives will be able to save them.
1 Jesus’ teachings seem very. Was Jesus a pacifist. Matthew (also Lk ) But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. Matthew Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth.
I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Luke Jesus was not a pacifist, he was a peacemaker, and these are very different things. One implies inaction—the other, intentional engagement. At the center of Jesus’ life and ministry was the idea of making peace, of creating Shalom for another human being; enabling them to have the same access to wholeness, sustenance, justice, and joy as.
Instead, Jesus was giving a lesson on his sovereignty. It was not the evil men who would take his life—as he had already taught in John —he had the power to lay his life down and to raise it up again. Jesus was no pacifist. Jesus is operating on the specific timeline that was arranged before the world was established.These days, Jesus is often portrayed as a pacifist, a philanthropist, or a docile teacher.
He strikes a plastic—and sometimes pathetic—pose in the minds of many. Some prefer the meek and mild Jesus who heals the sick, calms fears, and speaks of peace and goodwill. These things do represent a.
Jesus the Pacifist: A New Book to Inspire While we are all doing our part to flatten the curve by staying home as much as possible, this is a great time to pick up a new book stimulate your mind. This new book by Matthew Curtis Fleischer is a great option, diving into specifics about Jesus’s life on earth to unravel conflicting messages about.