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Christianity and Violence

Religious Violence

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

No one proffering the grim philosophy that humans are inherently violent can produce supporting evidence for that kind of grand assessment. Even the wicked stories that mar our daily news don't provide enough proof.

Slaying Dragons, Wrestling God: Soldiers Of Peace In Christian Symbolism

Eric Simpson | Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion
Eric Simpson

There is no indication however, that this imagery may justify the use of violence or coercion in the name of the Gospel. We are called, as Paul writes to Timothy, to fight the good fight of faith.

The Question of the Cross in "Good" Friday

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

Atonement theology says, "Jesus died so we might live." It suggests that the torture and murder lamented this Friday is "good."

Christian Faith and the Afghanistan Quagmire

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

As a Christian, my default posture is to oppose war. It must be proven to me that this is that one-in-a-thousand conflict that necessarily requires resort to arms. It is obvious that today's Afghanistan does not qualify.