The Nonviolent God
J. Denny Weaver
Is God violent? And if he is, what does this do to my conviction of nonviolent discipleship? Anabaptist scholar J. Denny Weaver has asked these same questions, and the result is The Nonviolent God.
It was our third cup of tea, and we had yet to converse. Hair awry, a note of hysteria creeping into her carefully modulated voce materno, my young friend was fending off another attack from her preschool-age twins, whom I privately referred to as “Search” and “Destroy.”
This is a book for times like these. In the aftermath of September 11, to speak of reconciliation as “the biblical essential” (the title of chapter 1) will either call us to renew our efforts to build bridges between peoples, or will sound like foolish or, at best, impractical idealism.