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By Paul Alexander,Stanley Hauerwas

Pentecostals and Nonviolence explores how a noticeably Pentecostal-charismatic peace witness could be reinvigorated and sustained within the twenty-first century. to take action, the ebook examines the character of the early Pentecostal dedication to nonviolence, and investigates the probabilities that would emerge from Pentecostals and Anabaptists stepping into dialog and worship with one another. participants have interaction the arguments surrounding the history of Pentecostal pacifism within the usa after which movement towards exploring nonviolence and peacemaking as the most important for modern Christianity as a complete. starting from theology, testimony, and pastoral ministry to interchurch family members, activism, and protest, this various number of essays problem and invite the entire church to the duty of peacemaking whereas exploring the special, and sometimes missed, contributions from the Pentecostal-charismatic tradition.

“This publication displays and divulges the emergence of an already strong and in all probability huge improvement in international Pentecostalism. progressively more Pentecostals are rediscovering their very own early culture of nonviolent peacemaking grounded of their passionate wish to stick to Jesus with out compromise. If even 1 / 4 of today’s 600 million Pentecostals could mix Jesus’ name to nonviolent peacemaking with the explosive energy of Pentecost, the demons could tremble, the Church could flourish, and the area may celebrate. this significant publication bargains intriguing clues approximately how that would happen.”
—Ron Sider, founding father of Evangelicals for Social Action

“It’s coming! Pentecostals and Nonviolence retrieves and describes a ignored historical past of pentecostal peacemaking; and as such, it serves as an enormous initial step to prescribing biblical peacemaking. It’s coming! The seeds of this type of normative pentecostal imaginative and prescient of peacemaking are being nurtured during this e-book. It’s coming! A prophetic pentecostal theology of peacemaking and social justice so desperately wanted for the second one greatest Christian circulation on this planet. might be it’s the following! soak up this publication, learn, and choose for yourself.”
—Amos Yong, Professor of Theology, Regent college tuition of Divinity

“One identify sticks out whilst the topic of pacifism surfaces between Pentecostals this day: Paul Alexander. As this booklet demonstrates, many early Pentecostals took their courting to the kingdom heavily, yet made it transparent that on biblical and sense of right and wrong grounds they weren't prepared to undergo palms or perform the killing of enemy warring parties. Alexander has amassed a major forged of authors to deal with this factor that has all yet disappeared from memory.”
—Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., Professor of Church heritage and Ecumenics, Fuller Theological Seminary

Pentecostals and Nonviolence records . . . and charts a manner ahead for pentecostal pacifism. One don't need to be a pacifist (I’m now not) or believe each assertion during this e-book (I don’t) to acknowledge the real problem it poses to Pentecostals’ all-too-easy confirmation of our nation’s wars.”
—George Paul wooden, Director of Ministerial Resourcing, Assemblies of God

Paul Alexander is Professor of Christian Ethics and Public coverage at Palmer Theological Seminary of jap college and Director of Public coverage at Evangelicals for Social motion in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. His books contain Peace to War (2009) and Christ on the Checkpoint (2012).

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