Author: Ted Grimsrud

The Politics of Engaged Pacifism

Ted Grimsrud—November 7, 2017 [This is the third in a series of four posts on Christian pacifism. The previous one, posted on November 4, was “Some biblical bases for pacifism.”] “One of the most pressing questions facing the world today is, ‘How can we oppose evil without creating new evils and being made evil ourselves?’”[ …] Continue reading The Politics of Engaged Pacifism

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Pacifism and violence in the struggle against oppression

Ted Grimsrud—October 29, 2017 Is pacifism a viable social philosophy? I believe that it is, though I also recognize that arguments in favor of the possibility that at times violence might be appropriate can seem pretty persuasive. Nevertheless, as I will outline later in this post, I think the moral and practical problems with violence … Continue reading Pacifism and violence in the struggle against oppression

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The Book of Revelation and the Problem of Violence: A Response to John Dominic Crossan

Ted Grimsrud—October 10, 2017 Prominent Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan has written an interesting and helpful book addressing what I believe are some of the most important issues in Christian theology. In this book, How to Read the Bible & Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation (HarperOne, 2015), Crossan … Continue reading The Book of Revelation and the Problem of Violence: A Response to John Dominic Crossan

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