No More Cheeks to Turn?
: How should Christians respond to violence against them? In this practical, Christ-centered book Sunday Agang recounts his own journey from being an angry young pastor eager for revenge to being a peacemaker. He writes about the use and abuse...
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How should Christians respond to violence against them? In this practical, Christ-centered book Sunday Agang recounts his own journey from being an angry young pastor eager for revenge to being a peacemaker. He writes about the use and abuse of Scripture in the context of violence and points to Christ as our supreme example. The book also contains many examples of ordinary people working out their theology of peace in practice. Study questions encourage us to reflect on our own experiences of violence and to develop creative strategies for responding to violence without compromising the kingdom values by which we live. The book is intended for pastors and young adults.
Sunday Bobai Agang has deep personal experience of the violence between Christians and Muslims that roils his homeland, Nigeria. He lost a beloved pastor and a close relative to it. His experience led him to focus his doctoral thesis at Fuller on the sources of such violence and the way Christians should respond to it. It has also led him to found Gawon Ministries to provide humanitarian and spiritual care for Christian and Muslim widows and orphans. He is currently the provost of a major seminary in Nigeria, where he trains future leaders for the church in Nigeria. nbsp;
- :acknowledgementsforeword By Archbishop Kwashi Of Jos, Nigeriaforeword By Dr. Craig Keener, Asbury Seminary1. Living In Darkness And The Shadow Of Death2. The Sources Of Violence In Africaour Historyour Stereotypesour Storiesour Politicsour Resourcesour Ethics3. Praying The Imprecatory Psalms4. The Roots Of Violence5. Responses To Violence6. Oppressed And Oppressorsgod Acts When His People Are Oppressedgod Acts When His People Become Oppressorsjudges And Kings7. Jesus And The Kingdom Of God8. From Hate To Forgiveness9. Speaking For Truth10. The Bible And Suffering11. The Way Of Jesusexample : Turning The Other Cheekexample : Going The Extra Mileexample : Giving Your Cloaksummary12 So What Do We Teach?13. So What Do We Do?14. Does Non-violence Work?mahatma Gandhimartin Luther King Jr.nelson Mandelathe God Of Surprises15. Living By Kingdom Valueshumilityrepentanceforgivenessreconciliationjusticelovepeace-making16. Conclusionappendix 1 Christian Response To Violence: An Emerging Theological Paradigm? By Gideon Para-mallam Of Ifesappendix 2: Religious Trends And Issues In Nigeriafurther Reading