By Ronald J. Sider
Testing the probabilities of Nonviolence
"Every occasionally a booklet considerably adjustments the dialog, or even the posture, of the church. What Ron Sider's Rich Christians in An Age of Hunger did to alter how Christians take into consideration poverty, Nonviolent Action offers to do for the way we expect approximately war. It isn't just for pacifists. it's for skeptics, warfare hawks, liberals, and conservatives."
--Shane Claiborne, writer, activist, and founding companion of the easy Way
"Ron Sider's robust mix of scholarship and fervour has gripped me! I totally recommend Ron's name to an equipped, lively crusade of nonviolence."
--Lynne Hybels, suggest for international engagement, Willow Creek group Church
"When Ron Sider talks, I hear. while he writes, I learn. even if one is a pacifist--I am not--one has anything to profit concerning the strength of nonviolent protest and resistance from Dr. Sider's cautious and considerate examine of profitable nonviolent pursuits opposed to tyranny and oppression."
--Robert P. George, Princeton University
"This clever, balanced, and encouraging ebook is a richly instructive consultant for all who've pledged their allegiance to the Savior who's additionally the Prince of Peace."
--Richard Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary (from the foreword)
"Gandhi and King usually are not anomalies. Ron Sider exhibits that those striking witnesses to nonviolence are a part of a protracted and often-successful culture. i am hoping this ebook of case experiences conjures up extra humans to hunt the data and coaching that Christian motion for justice requires."
--David Neff, speaker, author, and previous editor-in-chief of Christianity Today
"[A] persuasive ebook. . . . Sider acknowledges that civil disobedience frequently capabilities as just one issue between many in finishing oppression--but usually the person who suggestions the stability. . . . Proponents of simply conflict and pacifists have to realize they can be at the similar aspect and interact to make conflict a real final hotel. historical past exhibits they can."
--Publishers Weekly (starred evaluation)
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